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B.C. companies step up to build medical equipment, ventilators for hospitals (SPH)

Leon Ng, CEO of LNG Studios, wears the medical face shields his company's 3D printers have been making for local hospitals in Metro Vancouver. (Photo credit: CBC News)

Vancouver-based company is printing dozens of medical face shields a day.

Companies in B.C. have rapidly reorganized in the last two weeks to start manufacturing essential medical supplies for health care workers on the front lines in the response to COVID-19.

Hospitals and local health authorities say they’ve been overwhelmed by the number of calls and emails coming in from individuals and companies wanting to donate equipment.

Ng says doctors and nurses at Vancouver General Hospital, St Paul’s Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital and Richmond General Hospital have already approved the shields. He is hoping to also send prototypes to Surrey Memorial Hospital and Burnaby Hospital to get them approved for health professionals in those facilities.

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Similar story can be found on the following medial outlet: The Tri-City News.

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