Since then, University labs have delivered more than 3,000 reusable face shields to hospital staff in the emergency department and other areas of Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, as well as 1,500 specialized covers for the powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) used by medical workers in high-risk environments. University labs recently received a request for another 1,000 PAPR covers. In labs across campus, faculty, graduate students and research staff have been working to address urgent medical needs in the community — from producing the innovative face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to developing several ventilator designs that are cheaper and more easily assembled than standard equipment. To read the full story.
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