Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, PSRT companies have responded to the changing public health needs around the world. Some of these efforts are highlighted below:
AstraZeneca to contribute 9 million face masks for healthcare workers on the frontline
AstraZeneca will provide nine million face masks to support healthcare workers around the world as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first shipments will be sent to hard-hit Italy. This is the most recent addition to a series of contributions the company has made to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. To read more, please click here.
BD continues to support communities in the global fight against COVID-19
BD recently deployed $1.1 million in cash and product donations to seven non-profit organizations to assist their efforts to contain COVID-19. To read more, please click here and here.
Emergent BioSolutions partners with Vaxart to develop vaccine candidate
Emergent BioSolutions has struck an agreement with Vaxart, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, to develop and manufacture Vaxart’s experimental oral vaccine candidate for the COVID-19 coronavirus. To read more, please click here.
Henry Schein Inc. launches COVID-19 Resource Center
Henry Schein Inc. has launched the COVID-19 Resource Center, a virtual hub that provides industry-specific information to help dental and medical practitioners navigate the professional and financial consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Johnson & Johnson identifies vaccine candidate, donates $50 million to healthworkers
Johnson & Johnson has announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have entered a collaboration with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to support the development of a preventive vaccine candidate for COVID-19. The parties have identified a leading COVID-19 vaccine candidate for clinical trials, with a goal for the vaccine to become available for emergency use in early 2021. In addition, Johnson & Johnson have announced a $50 million commitment to support frontline healthcare workers battling COVID-19. To read more, please click here and here.
MSD donates half a million masks to emergency response in New York City
MSD provided 500,000 personal protective masks to New York City in response to urgent requests by local leaders. New York is currently a COVID-19 hot spot. Recognizing that on-going primary health care needs persist during a pandemic, MSD announced it is donating $3 million through its signature maternal health initiative Merck for Mothers to address maternal health needs during COVID-19. To read more, please click here and here.
Qlik leverages their technological expertise to tackle the COVID-19 crisis
Qlik is collaborating with NHS Trusts to develop an app that provides data to inform operational and clinical decision-making during the COVID crisis. Qlik is also working closely with Direct Relief to map the supply and demand of PPE and medical devices in the United States. To read more, please click here.
Seqirus offers expertise and other resources to governments
Seqirus has formally offered to help governments around the world by lending its expertise, technologies, and facilities to help support rapid scaled development of coronavirus vaccines and treatments. To read more, please click here.
Siemens Healthineers supplies diagnostic equipment to Wuhan hospitals
Siemens Healthineers provided two ultrasound machines and a CT scanner to Wuhan, China. They are currently partnering with the World Bank to address the global demand for medical products. To read more, please click here.
UPS Foundation provides additional $6 million in grants to support fight against COVID-19
The UPS Foundation has expanded its response to the novel coronavirus. This includes more than $6 million in new grant allocations to United Nations agencies, humanitarian relief partners, and NGOs. The UPS Foundation, in partnership with medical product donors and relief organizations have provided more than four million respirator masks, 11,000 protective suits and 280,000 nitrile gloves to healthcare workers. To read more, please click here.
(Updated April 10, 2020)