CALL TO ACTION – COVID 19 ALL BC MEDICAL SUPPLIERS, LABORATORIES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS

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 SUBMISSION FORMS:  

LSBC COVID-19 Haves Submission Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNh9au0WUBuAy8ZPh6eLl-KuZYEdI5hFAuwvFMQ2WN88EmuQ/viewform

LSBC COVID-19 Needs Submission Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6Wh4eJW4-5aWS9jHHR6S9gcOD5lh1iwFfitLfFN5UZZPnwg/viewform

For more information please contact: Covid19@lifesciencesbc.ca

Slack: https://lifesciences-bc.slack.com/archives/C010HJPEEUT

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LifeSciences BC Contact:

William Burrows, Operations

Email: wburrows@lifesciencesbc.ca Cell: 604-379-2428 

Clinical Trials BC Contact:

Dan Enjo, Communications Lead, BC Academic Health Science Network

Email: denjo@bcahsn.ca Phone: 236-521-2072