Currently there are big news about some guys that printed some valves for a hospital in need as the supplier wasnt able to provide the needed parts fast enough.
I can think for sure of some patents and copyrights that don't allow them to copy these valves or other reasons to sue them, but I cannot think of these valves being worth 11k$.
All articles I found stated that the valve was sold for 11k$ by the company, if mentioned. No other value was called nor the 11k$ declined. They only call out the price difference of 1$ (guys) to 11k$ (company).
These valves seem to be used for a Venturi Oxygen Mask (see linked article) and can be used only 8h before they need to be cleaned by medical cleanment (desinfected by chemical/uv/heat) and that the guys part cannot be used for that.
I understand that the professional part is more expensive due to development costs and special materials, but does that legitimate such a expensive product? Or is this just a media hoax?
This question is not about why they sue them, only the stated price of 11k$.