Pharmaceutical and Medical

UK companies tackle the challenge of large scale COVID-19 testing

Ziath manufactures instruments for tracking large numbers of scientific sample tubes. Based near Granta Park Research Campus, just outside Cambridge UK, this small business is now gearing up to produce its tube readers faster than ever before. That’s because Ziath tube scanners are a critical part of the procedure for …

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New sensor solution for ventilators

The global demand for sensors for ventilators keeps increasing. As a leading sensor technology manufacturer, Sensirion has made a giant development leap and is now introducing the new flow sensor SFM3019 to the market. The sensor has been optimised for respiratory applications and is available in high volumes. A dedicated …

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MTC develops intubation shield to protect NHS staff

Engineers at the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre have developed a fast-make protective shield for front line NHS staff involved in the intubation procedure for COVID-19 patients needing linked up to ventilators. The shields, developed in collaboration with medical experts and industrial partners Rolls-Royce PLc, Aston Martin and Multimatic, with wider …

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Renishaw ramps up production of ventilator components

Global engineering company, Renishaw, has started mass-producing critical components for medical ventilators, as part of a nationwide effort to support the NHS in the fight against Covid-19.  The company has dedicated a significant part of its manufacturing sites in Gloucestershire and South Wales to produce precision-machined components for two different ventilators …

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Schaeffler donates one million Euro to Red Cross for the fight against COVID-19

Schaeffler AG and the Schaeffler family are jointly donating one million euros to the Red Cross to help in the fight against COVID-19. “We have the greatest respect for all people who maintain our infrastructure with extraordinary commitment in this exceptional situation. With our donation we want to express our gratitude …

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Hanwell joins the fight against COVID-19

Hanwell Solutions has contributed its expertise to the national collaboration between the UK’s leading manufacturers, to ensure that testing laboratories get the viable samples they need in the battle to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As the nation pulls together to tackle the coronavirus epidemic, the UK’s leading manufacturer of …

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Analog Devices takes action to support customers during COVID-19 pandemic

Analog Devices has announced a series of actions to support the global response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by expediting production of its healthcare technologies that can help fight COVID-19. These include critical measurement and control technologies that are used in medical equipment essential for diagnostics and treatment for COVID-19 …

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Element lends its support to UK ventilator initiative with free EMC and safety testing

Element Materials Technology is lending its support to the national drive to increase ventilator production in response to the NHS’ urgent demand to treat coronavirus patients in the UK. Element has developed a testing regime to cover the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and basic safety requirements for a Rapidly Manufactured Ventilator …

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COVID-19: Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

Do you have an innovative or novel approach to get ambulances cleaner quicker to help combat Coronavirus? The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives. …

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AMETEK Land releases technology to help contain threat of COVID-19

AMETEK Land has released a fever screening thermal imaging system designed for highly accurate human body temperature measurement, which could play a fundamental role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19. The vIRalert 2 fixed thermal imaging system provides an accurate and remote surface measurement of body temperature, automatically …

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