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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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Wastewater test could provide early warning of COVID-19

Researchers at Cranfield University are working on a new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus. The wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) approach could provide an effective and rapid way to predict the potential spread of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) by picking up on biomarkers in …

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Forward planning enables Sondrel’s Indian operations to continue uninterrupted despite COVID-19 lockdown

Contingency and Disaster planning should always be vital part of a company’s business plans as many companies are now discovering with the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 25 March 2020, India is on nationwide lockdown of its 1.3 billion people with many now trying to work from …

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Bureau Veritas offers sage advice on business continuity amid coronavirus restrictions

As the UK becomes the latest nation to bring in substantial restrictions over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, leading safety and compliance expert Bureau Veritas is highlighting a few simple steps to help firms manage their business continuity plans. On 23 March, Prime Minister Boris Johnson brought in strict new measures to …

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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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Scientists developing point of care COVID-19 test call for help for mass production

A team of scientists from the University of Surrey, Lancaster University and Brunel University are developing an easy-to-use test that can inform people if they have COVID-19 in just half an hour. The proposed molecular test and smartphone app would let people who are self-isolating test themselves, and allow health …

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Bureau Veritas launches Emergency Preparedness Pack to help businesses respond to COVID-19 risks

As the UK enters a three-week period of significant restrictions over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, leading safety and compliance expert Bureau Veritas has released a new Emergency Preparedness Pack to help businesses respond rapidly to the growing risks of this global pandemic. The 15-page document has been created to help …

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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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Innovative solution protects people from coronavirus

Deep UVC LED arrays from Bolb are helping to combat the coronavirus epidemic in the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan. Emitter arrays with a power output of between 1.2 W and 2.5 W emit strongly disinfecting UVC light that kills not only antibiotic-resistant germs such as MRSA but also dangerous viruses …

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