COVID-19 has left no one unscathed. As social creatures, these are challenging times. That being said, one of the most encouraging responses to COVID-19 has been the number of individuals and companies, large and small. We need to encourage this behaviour and leverage every opportunity but we need to do it wisely and deliberately. Here are a couple of things you should know about the field of life sciences manufacturing.

Can I manufacture necessary products like face masks?

Face masks, respirators, and ventilators, nasal and throat swabs, test kits, and lab analyzers are regulated by governmental authorities around the world. Why? Public safety is paramount! The regulations and regulatory authorities are to ensure that the performance and benefit claims of regulated products are accurate and effective. One of the consequences of a regulated environment is that there are regulations and guidelines that must be complied with in order to manufacture. If you have this experience, you are ahead of the game. If you don’t, you need to seek guidance from people and organizations that do.

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