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Private tech companies mobilize to address shortages for medical supplies, masks and sanitizer

9 days ago   |   By Tech Crunch

Startups across the nation and around the world are looking for ways to relieve shortages of much-needed personal protective equipment and sanitizers used to halt the spread of COVID-19.
While some of the largest privately held technology companies, like SpaceX and Tesla , have shifted to manufacturing ventilators, smaller companies are also trying to pitch in and relieve scarcity locally.
Supplies have been difficult to come by in some of the areas hardest hit by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, and the shortfalls have been made worse by a lack of coordination from the federal...
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Jupe is a new startup aiming to address hospital room shortfalls with modular, mobile space

Jupe is a new startup aiming to address hospital room shortfalls with modular, mobile space

9 days ago   |   By Tech Crunch

We're already entering into a healthcare crisis due to the global coronavirus pandemic, and creative solutions to address shortfalls in supplies, protective equipment and more are being developed to help where possible. A new startup, with a founding team including an emergency room doctor, a crisis response expert and a public health researcher is hoping that its novel approach can help address the impending lack of space that hospitals and health care facilities will encounter.
Jupe is a brand new venture launching today that has developed rapidly-deployable ‘Health' rest, recovery and...
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