ECHAlliance Ecosystem DHEW @lshubwales leading the Call for Industry Collaboration to fight Coronavirus in Wales

31 March 2020

Life Sciences Hub Wales are working with industry to help boost the supply of goods and develop solutions which address the immediate needs of NHS Wales.

NHS Wales has appointed Life Sciences Hub Wales as the primary contact for any organisation that feel they are able to supply, manufacture and/or distribute products or collaborate with others to develop products or solutions in the following areas:

Medical Devices

We’re looking to engage with organisations that; 

  • Supply ventilators
  • Manufacture/supply parts for ventilators
  • Explore 3D printing parts for ventilators
  • Have the capability to diversify production for ventilator parts 
  • Open to joining existing collaborates who are working to retrofit obsolete ventilators 

If this is something that your organisation can offer NHS Wales, we want to hear from you. Please submit your thoughts on how you can help here today: [email protected]

Infection Control

If you manufacture or supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), for example: 

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Respirator face masks
  • Face shields
  • Eye protection (ai-tight goggles)
  • Gowns
  • Hazard suits 
  • Protective bodysuits 
  • Foot / shoe covers 
  • Cleaning / disinfectant products 

Or if your business could diversify to manufacture or supply of PPE, then we want to hear from you. Please submit your thoughts on how you can help here today: [email protected]

Digital Solutions 

We’re looking to engage with organisations and experts that can help support NHS Wales create and roll out digital solutions through;

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Machine Learning
  • Smart Applications (Apps) 

If you’re interested in working with Life Sciences Hub Wales to better understand NHS needs and match solutions to those priorities, we want to hear from you. Please submit your proposals / thoughts here today: [email protected]

Social Isolation and Loneliness 

We’re looking to engage with organisations that can deliver innovative solutions during the current COVID-19 pandemic that can:

  • Prevent or alleviate the effects of loneliness and isolation in the community
  • Signpost and connect health and social care services to isolated members of the community
  • Remotely monitor the health and wellbeing of isolated members of the community

If this is something you can help with, please contact us today: [email protected]

Don’t forget…

Whatever your business activity please consider the following:

  • How your existing products could be utilised at this time?
  • If your products could be repurposed for urgent needs
  • If you can partner with other businesses to scale up production to bring much needed products to market quickly

Here is a quick recap on what we are looking for and how to get in contact:

  • Medical Devices 
  • Infection Control
  • Digital Solutions
  • Social Isolation

If you are able to help support NHS Wales with these priority areas or if have another innovative solution you would like to pitch, please contact us via [email protected] and we will get back to you.

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