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Reaching out to medical buyers

06 Apr 2020 by Engineering Capacity

During the Covid-19 pandemic Qimtek is reaching out to medical device companies to help them connect with contract manufacturing suppliers.

Qimtek owner Karl Wigart says: “We have registered with, and been accepted by, the government procurement channel and have been accepted.  We have also reached out directly to over 100 medical device manufacturers to see how we can help – are getting some response and are continuing to talk to them.

Advice from medical regulatory experts

02 Apr 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Many engineering companies have stepped forward to help meet the critical need for ventilators during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. 

If your company has responded to the calls to produce ventilators and you don’t have experience of producing medical devices, The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA) has regulatory experts on standby to provide free advice to get you started. 

National Business Response Network

02 Apr 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A national Business Response Network has been launched to bring business support to local needs.

As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on towns and cities across the UK intensifies, the need to link business support to community need in the right place, at the right time and at the right scale has never been more urgent.

Get files to make face shields

01 Apr 2020 by

3D-printing specialist SYS Systems has launched a project to create protective face shields and is sharing the files with any company that has a 3D printer.

There is an urgent need to equip thousands of NHS workers, law enforcement professionals and other key workers with full-face plastic visors to enable them to work safely on the front line.