New local testing site opened in Central Bedfordshire – Cranfield University

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility is to open for those with symptoms to book appointments at Cranfield University, Medway Court, Building 3, in Central Bedfordshire, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities. Testing is available only for those with coronavirus symptoms – […]

Improving infant health in refugee camps, shortlisted for the Newton Prize 2020 – Coventry University

A Coventry University research project, aiming to develop a wearable, accurate and affordable respiratory monitor for newborn babies in refugee camps, has been shortlisted for the Newton Prize 2020. The first week of life is a pivotal point for infant survival, with respiratory distress syndrome presenting a significant threat of neonatal mortality. The monitoring of […]

Former World Champion and Olympian launches alcohol-free hand sanitiser – Loughborough University

Liam Tancock, International Brand Director at Swimzi, has recently launched a new hand sanitiser and designer face masks in response to COVID-19. Swimzi produce pool apparel, including club kits for in and out of the pool. The team has quickly turned attention to supporting swimmers and the general population during the pandemic. They have teamed […]

Engineering facilities transformed into COVID-19 manufacturing hub – UCLan

Regional healthcare services now receiving vital supplies The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is assisting with the response to COVID-19 by manufacturing over 200 items of personal protective equipment (PPE) and vital machine parts for staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, and other ambulance, physiotherapy and care home staff. So far, UCLan has donated over 100 […]

Calling for mindful stitching submissions – University of Brighton

Mindful making through lockdown. University of Brighton Fashion Communications lecturer Dr Jules Findley is calling for mindful stitching submissions inspired by coronavirus restrictions. Alongside her online teaching, the new project is inspired by Dr Findley volunteering to make scrubs for health care workers via Chichester Scrubs on her industrial lockstitch machine in the evening from home. Working […]

Fashion and Textiles Institute produce scrubs for the NHS – Falmouth University staff

Falmouth University’s Fashion and Textiles Institute is supporting our NHS workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by producing items of PPE. The team is collaborating with Cornwall Scrubs to produce NHS-standard scrubs for frontline staff in hospitals in the county. Head of Fashion & Textiles, John Boddy said, “We are really thrilled to be supporting Cornwall […]

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