May 5, 2020 – Vancouver, B.C. – As COVID-19 places a strain on urgent patient care and therapeutic treatments, a critical need has developed for medical supplies and services that are indispensable on the front line. To address this crucial need, LifeSciences BC has taken on a leadership role of identifying, collecting, creating, and sharing information to enable dispensing of vital patient care treatment without interruption.

Our program is divided into five workstreams:

  • PPE, Supplies, Equipment
  • People & Services
  • Laboratories
  • Clinical Trials
  • Manufacturing

If you have offers and/or needs in any of the above areas, we encourage you to contact us and participate in the program.

We can be reached via:

In addition, we encourage you to visit sites setup by our provincial and federal governments if you are interested and able to assist in the provision of medical supplies and/or services:

BC Supply Hub

Canada Covid-19 Buy & Sell

Depending on circumstances, requirements change regularly; however, our healthcare and provincial partners have provided the following current priority list of urgent needs:

Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) –Priority List May 7, 2020



N95 Masks


Viral Swabs


Nitrile Gloves (exam) – powder free


Knee-high Shoe Covers (Impervious)


Shoe Covers (Impervious)


Surgical Masks (Tie back)


Vinyl Gloves – Latex Free – 3G


Level 3 Gowns


Level 2 Gowns


Surgical Gloves


Powered Air Purifying Respirators


Disinfectant Wipes (Tubs and Cans)


Isolation Gowns (Level 2 and greater)


Surgical Mask with attached shield


Level 4 Gowns


Respiratory Filters


Elastomeric Half and Full-Face Respirators


Exam Mask Paediatric


Coveralls (Full suit, with or without hood)


Disinfectants (liquids – bulk)


Head Hood Covers (Balaclava)


Procedure Masks


Disposable Filtering Face Pieces (FFP2)


KN95 Masks


Medical Examination Gloves – Rubber Latex


FIT Testing Supplies


Further, in partnership with Clinical Trials BC we are also supporting clinical trial linking and COVID-19 infrastructure capacity building activities. If you are an individual or team requiring staff or services or can provide them to support COVID-19 clinical trials based in the hospital or community setting in BC, please complete please the respective submission form below.

It is our community’s commitment to create supply chains that are fluid with up-to-date inventory of medical source materials and services that can be provided rapidly to our healthcare system, thereby providing solutions to managing any shortages during the COVID 19 outbreak.  Thank you for your participation and contribution.

Finally, please circulate this notice as widely as possible; this will serve to better identify, coordinate, and manage the collection and distribution of critical resources in this time of COVID 19.


LSBC COVID-19 Haves Submission Form:

LSBC COVID-19 Needs Submission Form:

For more information please contact:



LifeSciences BC Contact:

William Burrows, Operations

Email: Cell: 604-379-2428 

Clinical Trials BC Contact:

Dan Enjo, Communications Lead, BC Academic Health Science Network

Email: Phone: 236-521-2072