A university in Abu Dhabi is lending its resources to companies in order to help them produce medical items.
According to national news agency WAM, Mubadala Healthcare is utilising NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) 3D printers and Core Technology Platforms to meet the growing demand for critical healthcare supplies.
Mubadala’s campaign aims to meet the needs of medical staff, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in a sustainable way.
They will be producing 3D printed masks, similar to the N95 face mask, that are reusable and have replacement filters.
Medical experts at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will be testing the equipment and offering their professional feedback, should there be any adjustments to be made to the medical products.
The teams producing the supplies will be turning around physical prototypes in less than 48 hours.