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CECIMO fights COVID-19 by calling upon AM companies to help hospitals in need

CECIMO fights COVID-19 by calling upon AM companies to help hospitals in need

Written by David

March 22, 2020

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CECIMO, as the European association for additive manufacturing, was requested by the European Commission to address its membership and query if it would be able to aid in producing equipment (for instance, valves or ventilators) that hospitals are lacking due to the COVID19 outbreak in Europe. This is how CECIMO fights COVID-19 In this moment of public health emergency as the healthcare sector is facing unprecedented challenges.

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In particular, the virus outbreak is causing severe shortages of critical medical equipment in hospitals or limited access to essential pieces, in particular valves or ventilators. Consequently, CECIMO has decided to expand the call for action to all AM companies, urging everybody who has the possibility to do so, to assist the needs of hospitals all over Europe. However, from a regulatory point of view, it has been highlighted that there are some legal constraints that can hamper the full implementation […]

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