Coronavirus

3D printing initiatives to provide PPE equipment for hospitals

3D printing initiatives to provide PPE equipment for Brazilian hospitals

Researchers, universities, entrepreneurs, and volunteers from all over Brazil are joining initiatives to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospitals using 3D printing, in an attempt to better protect health professionals on the frontline of the Covid-19 outbreak

The initiatives come at a moment PPE shortages not only in Brazil, but worldwide amid the coronavirus pandemic. A report from weekly news magazine show Fantástico, from Globo TV, says that the Brazilian Medical Association (AMB) and the National Nursing Council have received roughly 4,000 complaints and inspection requests due to shortages and professionals working without the proper equipment...

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