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  • Thanks to its partnership with a Chinese university, Laurentian University just donated 8,000 surgical masks to hospital

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    Thanks to its partnership with a university in China, Laurentian University has donated 8,000 surgical masks to Health Sciences North amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    This donation would not be possible without the timely aid of Laurentian’s institutional partners at Jiangxi University of Science and Technology (JXUST).

    “The donation of these masks speaks to the engagement of our partners in ensuring the success of our joint program,” said Justin Lemieux, director of student recruitment at Laurentian University, in a press release. Read more.

  • Sudbury businesses, organizations 3D-printing medical components

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    A group of Sudbury organizations has come together to 3D-print much-needed components for personal protective equipment (PPE) for use at the city’s Health Sciences North (HSN).

    With a need growing for protective medical equipment to help shield health-care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, organizations have begun using an open-source file from the Swedish 3D printing company 3D Verkstan to 3D-print headbands that will hold in place face shields worn by medical professionals.

    The Sudbury group includes mining-industry companies Ionic Mechatronics, SHYFTInc and Hard-Line, as well as the SNOLAB research facility and Science North science centre.

    Schools are also contributing to the effort. Postsecondary institutions like Collège Boréal, Cambrian College, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Laurentian University are participating, as well as Lo-Ellen Park and Lively Secondary high schools. Read more.