April 9, 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 the role of identifying, creating and collecting information to enable dispensing of vital patient care treatment without interruption.
We are currently coordinating the identification of all biotech labs, companies and digital/medical manufactures to generate an inventory of personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, eye wear, respirators, etc.) supplies (reagents, swabs, ventilators, sanitizer, etc.), and other items available on short notice. In addition, we are collecting details on people, services, and laboratory facilities that are available to support these activities.
List of urgent items requested:
- PPE – masks, eye-wear, gloves
- Reagents – supplies, equipment
- Products – swabs, thermometers
- Materials – textile non-woven fabric for mask production
- Hospital Beds
It is our community’s commitment to create a supply chain that is fluid with up-to-date inventory of medical source materials that could be provided rapidly to provincial hospitals, thereby providing a major solution to managing any shortages during the COVID 19 outbreak.
In partnership with Clinical Trials BC we are 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 our inventory form.
If you have, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), supplies or equipment, or if you can provide services, lab facilities, and/or manufacturing capabilities for critical care please complete the linked forms.
Further, 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.
BC COVID-19 Needs Submission Form:
BC COVID-19 Haves Submission Form:
For more information please contact: Covid19@lifesciencesesbc.ca
LifeSciences BC Contact:
Susan Ogilvie, Senior Manager, Communications & External Affairs
Email: Sogilvie@lifesciencesbc.ca Cell: 604-218-5188
Clinical Trials BC Contact:
Dan Enjo, Communications Lead, BC Academic Health Science Network
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 236-521-2072