Advanced Instruments Shifts Production to Assemble Over 5000 Face Shields for Local Massachusetts Hospitals
NORWOOD, MA – April 7, 2020:
Advanced Instruments, a Norwood, MA based designer and manufacturer of lab instrumentation and supplies for the clinical, biotechnology and food & beverage markets, is stepping up to help local community hospitals amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) continue, a joint task force of several Advanced Instruments employees from R&D, Engineering, Operations and Regulatory Affairs identified a solution to quickly help hospitals in need during this growing crisis. The company added the assembly of face shields procured from Lacerta Group in Mansfield, MA, to it its regular instrument production. The face shields are intended to be worn over masks to help medical staff treating patients to further protect against transmission of the COVID-19 virus. More than 5,000 protective face shields have been donated to local Massachusetts hospitals in urgent need.
“With the growing need for PPE, any investment to help protect our front-line healthcare workers is one of the most important things that we as a company can do right now,” said Byron Selman, President & CEO of Advanced Instruments. “While we continue to produce and ship healthcare products for our customers, pivoting to assemble this critical PPE is something that we are eager to do to supply to hospitals in this extremely challenging time.”
For additional supplies, please contact:
Lacerta Group, Inc.
360 Forbes Blvd.
Mansfield, MA 02048