OMP customers fighting COVID-19

May 4

OMP customers fighting COVID-19

Life sciences

  • Alexion launched a clinical trial to evaluate the potential of their long-acting C5 inhibitor to mitigate severe pneumonia and lung injury caused by COVID-19. Read more.
  • bioMérieux launched 3 diagnostic tests to detect the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Read more.
  • Janssen Belgium produces disinfectant hand liquid to fill hospital shortages in the fight against the coronavirus. Read more.
  • Johnson & Johnson has selected a lead COVID-19 vaccine and expects to initiate human clinical studies by September 2020. Read more.
  • Novo Nordisk is using their expertise, resources and global reach to contribute to research efforts and support with much needed medical supplies. Read more.
  • UCB contributes to research and treatment development and offers expertise to increase local testing capabilities. Read more.

 

Chemicals

  • BASF modifies production processes to manufacture disinfectants to be donated to medical institutions, and donates 100 million protective masks to the German government. Read more.
  • DuPont introduced a new specialized Tyvek® fabric to enable an increase in the amount of garment production to 15 million protective garments a month to protect health care workers. Read more.
  • INEOS is making one million bottles of hand sanitizer a month to help fight COVID-19, providing it free to hospitals. The company has already built three production facilities in the UK, Germany and France and is now building a fourth plant. Read more.

     

    Consumer goods

    • General Mills announces a “manufacture to donate” initiative that will provide $5 million worth of food - including whole grain cereals, waffles and granola bars - for Feeding America to distribute within its network of 200 food banks. Read more.
    • Procter & Gamble is making donations totaling $10 million in products and financial support toward relief efforts for the COVID-19 response. This donation allows them to deliver everyday cleaning, health and hygiene essentials to those who need it most. Read more.
    • Roquette mobilized teams to change production to produce sanitizing gels. The company exceptionally produces 5,000 liters of hydro-alcoholic disinfectant solution per week to support healthcare workers in the front line. Read more.
    • William Grant supplies five million liters of ethanol for hand sanitizer production. All profits made will be re-invested into future actions that help alleviate the spread and impact of the virus. Read more.

     

    Packaging

    • Albéa ramps up efforts to supply packaging for hygiene products, focusing its production on top-priority items, namely tubes, bottles and pumps. Read more.
    • Smurfit Kappa has launched a new portfolio of practical corrugated solutions to help communities affected by Covid-19, such as workplace dividers, beds for temporary hospital and isolation spaces, protective face masks and temporary furniture. Read more.
    • VPK Packaging Group keeps all their production plants up and running to fulfill their role in the supply chain for vital goods, such as food and medications. Read more.

     

    Tires

    • Michelin launches the production of surgical masks in 10 European plants to produce 400,000 masks weekly, donating them to health care workers in the countries where it operates, and by protecting the health and safety of its own employees by providing them with masks. Read more.

     

    Minerals & Mining

    • Lhoist is producing WHO-grade hand and surface sanitizers for employees and contractors on site to keep their vital value chains open for production. Read more

     

    Glass

    • Altuglas ensures the manufacturing of acrylic glass to protect employees of health facilities, supermarkets and production sites who are in daily contact with the public. Read more.

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