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Tech sector fighting COVID PPE problem-solving puts B.C. innovators to test (SPH)

A front-line health-care worker dons "ear savers" made by Vancouver Makers for Emergency Response and Support (Photo credit:

“We drove hard,” said Sue Paish the day after a team of software developers unveiled an online platform allowing suppliers to better manage and source medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health-care workers.

The drive the CEO of the Vancouver-based Digital Technology Supercluster speaks of helped deliver the $100,000 COVID-19 Supply Hub to provincial health officials in the span of just seven days, from concept to actualization.

After submitting prototype face shields to hospitals for approval in later March, the LNG Studios team has since delivered units to Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital and Richmond Hospital.

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