Showing solidarity through collaboration in the battle against coronavirus

Carles Fàbrega, Marketing Director at HIPRA, explains how supporting health services globally through collaboration has been a show of solidarity in the battle against coronavirus.
calendar icon 27 April 2020
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How has HIPRA's capacity for 3D printing aided with meeting the surging demand for ventilators and personal protective equipment?

Different companies are collaborating in the development of medical ventilators and other pieces for the protection of people. 3D printing technology allows for great flexibility in the design of parts as well as having the pieces available in hours – assembling and validating them in a short period of time.

Today, HIPRA is collaborating with HP and Leitat by printing a series of different pieces, which allow more than one patient to be connected to a medical ventilator. This enables dual medical ventilators and more accessibility to ensure care can be provided to more affected patients.

HIPRA has also printed around 600 protective screens which have been sent to hospitals, pharmacies and nursing homes in our region. This helps to protect people from further infections.

Without altering the production of HIPRA, it takes full advantage of the capabilities of the 3D printer to make this additional production. We have a duty to keep up our normal levels of production as we make a vital contribution to the food supply chain and to the health of the population with products that are considered to be essential.

Carles Fàbrega, Marketing Director, HIPRA
Carles Fàbrega, Marketing Director, HIPRA

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Hospital staff intubate a patient infected with the coronavirus
HIPRA is collaborating with HP and Leitat by printing a series of different pieces, which allow more than one patient to be connected to a medical ventilator
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