Wright Lab joins Yale efforts to Pool Resources, Skills to Increase Covid-19 Medical Supplies

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March 26, 2020
From facilitating donations of medical supplies to rapidly 3D printing prototypes, the new Coalition for Health Innovation in Medical Emergencies (CHIME) is drawing on expertise from across Yale University to help provide healthcare professionals the tools they need to fight COVID-19, such as face masks, ventilation, and sterilization techniques. 
The coalition, which includes experts in engineering, public health, nursing, medicine, and design, was formed to take advantage of the diverse range of expertise at Yale.
The coalition is also leveraging Yale’s significant fabrication resources, such as those at the Wright Laboratory, the School of Architecture, the Neurotechnology Core at Yale’s medical campus, and the CEID. Collectively, these organizations have dozens of 3D printers, laser cutters, and other sophisticated fabrication equipment. Collaborations with several industry partners are also underway.   Research scientist and Wright Lab Associate Director for Instrumentation and Education James Nikkel is leading the Wright Lab effort.

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