Biotech association launches Coronavirus Hub as way to match resources to needs

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BIO has launched new Coronavirus Hub that connects those companies that have relevant supplies, capacities, and resources to share, with those companies, researchers, or healthcare providers that need them.

Delaware Bioscience Association (Delaware Bio) is affiliated with BIO, a national group.

The new hub aims to  enable users to post requests for urgently needed items, as well as to post the availability of supplies and capacity. Connections for medical supplies will be facilitated in partnership with Healthcare Ready

BIO CEO James Greenwood, said the organization has heard and seen many requests from medical research centers, biopharmaceutical companies, testing developers and testing sites requesting supplies such as:

  • Viral RNA kits
  • Pure compact RNA
  • Compact nucleic acid isolation kits
  • Automated nucleic acid extraction systems
  • Tips for instrument pipetting
  • PCR testing capabilities
  • N95 masks
  • N100, P100 & R100 masks/respirators
  • N99, P99 & R99 masks/respirators
  • Nitrile gloves (general purpose and exam)
  • Gowns – patient isolation and disposable
  • Swab kit supplies – 1 ml vials, viral transfer medium, swabs, tubes
  • Hand sanitizer

The  Hub will provide users the ability to request or share other resources, such as capacities, technologies, or assets that may be useful in COVID-19 response and/or development programs.

A messaging feature permits users to reach out to one another, privately within the hub. A notification is sent when a reply is posted. To expedite the launch of this timely tool, the hub has an easy self-serve login providing instant utilization. 

“The coronavirus is no match for science, but we must finish the job,” Greenwood stated.
Questions, recommendations or technical issues,  are available via web@bio.org

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