Biomedevice Boston 2020 Presentation Store
Welcome to the Biomedevice Boston Presentation Store. Here you can view and download conference presentations before, during, and after the event, as well as free content from the Center Stage. If you’re looking for a presentation from a specific session, go to that session, and if we have the presentation to share, you’ll see the file below the session description. If you are unable to find it here, it’s likely because the presenter has not provided permission for external use or has not yet shared their presentation with us. Please check back after the event for a more complete catalogue of available presentations.
Heroes of Manufacturing: Boston Non-Profit Aids in Fight Against COVID-19 with Unique Reusable Face Shield
Location: Expo Floor
Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Track: Center Stage (Free Content)
Vault Recording: TBD
When it became apparent that there was a dire shortage of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of local doctors, academics, and tech leaders from disparate industries came together to help solve this problem in a rather unique way. Through the creation of the non-profit organization MasksOn.org, they have donated more than 17,000 shields (masks) toward their goal to mass-produce reusable, sanitizable Emergency Use face shields for medical purposes and distribute them to the clinicians who do not have access to FDA cleared equipment. Distributed under FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), the devices are provided free-of-charge to healthcare providers (HCP) facing personal protective equipment (PPE) availability challenges. The device was developed at amazing speeds and relied heavily on real-world testing and feedback from clinician users. Attend this session to see how a simple off-the-shelf full-face snorkel mask is saving the lives of those working on the front lines.