COVID-19 Response

Manufacturing USA is working with partners across the country and leveraging advanced manufacturing expertise, resources and connections to assist with the pandemic response and recovery efforts.

News

Go to NIST Awards $8.9 Million to Fund High-Impact Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Projects to Battle COVID-19

NIST Awards $8.9 Million to Fund High-Impact Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Projects to Battle COVID-19

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $8.9 million for high-impact biopharmaceutical manufacturing projects to support the nation’s... Read More
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Go to Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Helps Industry in COVID-19 Fight

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Helps Industry in COVID-19 Fight

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In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a race against the clock not only to find a vaccine but also to supply healthcare workers with life-saving equipment such as face shields, masks and... Read More
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Go to AFFOA helping with efforts to test effectiveness of some N95 masks

AFFOA helping with efforts to test effectiveness of some N95 masks

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Ever since Covid-19 began spreading in the U.S., state governments have been scrambling to find and secure N95 respirator masks, the kind that seal against the face and filter out infectious particles... Read More
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Go to LIFT Providing STEM Kits to Detroit Students During School Closures

LIFT Providing STEM Kits to Detroit Students During School Closures

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LIFT, the Detroit-based national manufacturing innovation institute, announced today that it is distributing kits to local students to keep them learning and engaged in Science, Technology... Read More
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Go to Two Challenges from America Makes to Mobilize Additive Manufacturing Community to Assist Frontline Workers

Two Challenges from America Makes to Mobilize Additive Manufacturing Community to Assist Frontline Workers

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As part of its continued effort to garner the innovation of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry to deliver safe and effective solutions to front line workers across the country, America Makes is... Read More
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Go to Small Business Owner’s Guide To CARES Act

Small Business Owner’s Guide To CARES Act

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The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship recently released a guide that contains important Small Business Assistance provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security... Read More
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Go to 5 Supply Chain Lessons Learned from COVID-19

5 Supply Chain Lessons Learned from COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic is killing tens of thousands of people, changing social norms, and rattling markets. It also has exposed weaknesses in the global supply chain and has demonstrated why the... Read More
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Go to The CESMII Ecosystem’s Path Forward

The CESMII Ecosystem’s Path Forward

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Dear CESMII Colleagues, We are in unprecedented times. At CESMII, we recognize the very real impact and disruption that concerns over the COVID-19 virus have on lives – within our ecosystem and all... Read More
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Go to IACMI - The Composites Institute Statement on COVID-19 Response

IACMI - The Composites Institute Statement on COVID-19 Response

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The expertise embodied in IACMI’s 150+ members span technologies in advanced composites, additive manufacturing machine tools, robotics & automation, biomaterials and hybrid materials that have high... Read More
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Go to MxD Manufactures Face Shields for COVID-19 Front Lines

MxD Manufactures Face Shields for COVID-19 Front Lines

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MxD (the digital manufacturing institute) announced today that it has begun manufacturing protective face shields for medical personnel on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Chicago. MxD also... Read More
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External News

Design World
Additive Manufacturing, COVID-19

America Makes, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), announced the top designs of the Fit to Face—Mask Design Challenge, a rapid response challenge to support the ongoing shortage of safe and effective personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 frontline workers.

“Through our ongoing collaborations with VA, FDA, and...

COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis began to exacerbate in the US, Cambridge, MA based Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, Inc. (“AFFOA”), a Manufacturing USA Innovation Institute, quickly mobilized to respond, specifically by securing a domestic supply of 45,000 N95 respirators which it will be distributing to local hospitals this week.

AFFOA’s response to...

HuffPost
Biopharmaceutical, COVID-19

As of the end of April, the World Health Organization was tracking 71 coronavirus vaccines in preclinical trials, with five additional candidates already in clinical trials. Given how recently the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading, it might seem promising that there’s already a lot of activity on the immunization front.

With so many potential...

Manufacturing USA
COVID-19, Manufacturing

Yesterday afternoon, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research & Technology held a bipartisan teleconference with Mr. Mike Molnar, Director of the Office of Advanced Manufacturing at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Ms. Carroll Thomas, Director of the Manufacturing Extension...

IBTimes
Biopharmaceutical, COVID-19

Epidemiologists or "disease detectives" will say it takes at least 10 years, on average, to develop, test and produce a new anti-viral vaccine.

Given this tedious timescale, news that biotech and pharmaceutical firms worldwide are aiming to have a new vaccine against COVID-19 available in as little as only 18 months is historic and unheard of.

The...

New Hampshire Union Leader
Biomanufacturing, COVID-19

First responders, health care workers, and others on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19 across New Hampshire will be the main beneficiaries of a shipment of 91,000 pounds of protective equipment that arrived at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Sunday.

Inventor Dean Kamen facilitated the shipment via FedEx cargo plane from Shanghai...

COVID-19, Electronics, Fabrics

Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday announced a new initiative and over $10 million in funding to support manufacturers’ efforts to pivot production operations to produce personal protective equipment and other critical devices, such as ventilators, sanitizers, and thermometers.

The Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (M-ERT) is being launched alongside...

COVID-19, Flexible Hybrid Electronics

Just a few months ago (what seems like an eon in the time of COVID-19), executives at the startup Epicore Biosystems expected the first consumer market for the company’s sweat-sensing microfluidics patch would be athletes. The so-called Gx, developed in partnership with Gatorade, has been in beta testing since early this year and Gatorade parent Pe...

Additive Manufacturing, COVID-19

It's an all-hands – and robotic arms – on deck period in American history with manufacturers across the country leveraging technology to help combat COVID-19.

Most medical supplies still come from overseas while closer-to-home efforts are smaller scale and just getting underway. Still, advanced (automation/additive) manufacturing has mobilized...