NGen launches COVID-19 project funding program
By DE StaffGeneral Medical
Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster to support rapid production of therapeutics, equipment, and critical products.
Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen), the industry-led organization leading Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, announced it will invest $50 million to support companies planning to produce technologies, equipment and medical products to aid in the fight against COVID-19.
NGen’s program will fund projects that involve the rapid production launch of products in short supply, including virus screening test kits, gloves, gowns, masks, and other personal protective equipment, hospital equipment such as ventilators and peripherals, as well as cleaning and sterilization chemicals and equipment.
Projects will be selected for funding according to critical needs identified by the Government of Canada and the ability of manufacturers to produce products that are safe for both patients and health care workers. NGen will fund projects that can have an immediate impact in the next 4 to 12 weeks.
Companies looking for support can apply at www.ngen.ca/covid-19-response.