We are committed to working with our customers and staff to minimise the effects of COVID-19 and continue to monitor the advice from Government. We have taken active steps aimed at business continuity in a pandemic situation. We have further examined all areas of our business and supply chain to understand potential risk areas specific …

by Heather Smith

Several European organisations have expressed their concern about the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health research and innovation ongoing projects and current calls for proposals.  In this Position Paper they stress the need for a careful assessment of such impact and the postponement of the April deadlines for the H2020 Societal Challenge …

by Heather Smith

Today, the European Commission launched an advisory panel on COVID-19 composed of epidemiologists and virologists from different Member States to formulate EU guidelines on science-based and coordinated risk management measures. This panel, which was created following a mandate by EU Member States, will be chaired by the Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, and co-chaired by Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health …

by Heather Smith

In order to face the outbreak of COVID-19, the Lombardy Region has launched an international call for sanitary equipment. In attached you can find the list of materials needed to protect physicians and sanitary personnel facing the next 2 months of SARS-coV-19 emergency. ARIA S.p.A. the central purchasing company of the Lombardy Region, can be reached at gare@ariaspa.it  Thank you …

by Heather Smith

The recent escalation of restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak may hamper applicants’ ability to prepare and finalise high-quality proposals. For this reason, for Horizon 2020 calls with original deadlines between now and 15 April, extensions will be applied. The precise new deadlines for each call and topic will be published on the call and …

by Heather Smith

Elemental customers are adapting their service delivery in these uncertain times and are using Elemental to prioritise, record and track contact and create opportunities for non face to face support, connecting patients into their community. GPs can ‘go digital’ and still refer to Link Workers for anxious and lonely patients.  Elemental is being used in …

by Heather Smith

The Spanish innovative ecosystem has reacted spontaneously to the coronavirus crisis , and without the mandate of any administration, nor of a large laboratory, has mobilized to design cheap solutions to the main threat looming over the health system: care to patients who require ventilation and who are at risk of not being able to receive it in time if there is a …

by Heather Smith

Developing and sharing open source methodologies to safely test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 using multiple approaches. by David Kong, Zach Mueller, Thomas Landrain The goal of this project is to develop an open source methodology to safely test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 using tools as common as possible.  How to join the project: 0- Read through …

by Heather Smith

Elsevier’s Novel Coronavirus Information Center, where you will find expert, curated information for the research and health community on Novel Coronavirus (also referred to as COVID-19 and its temporary title 2019-nCoV). All resources are free to access and include guidelines for clinicians and patients. Under the ‘Research’ tab you will find the latest early stage …

by Heather Smith