UW professionals help meet hospitals’ PPE need, solve distribution issues

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread internationally at an exponential rate, University of Wisconsin professionals are working to fulfill the increasingly high demand for personal protective equipment.

PPE can include face masks and shields, gloves, goggles and other protective clothing which can be used in combination with other infection control measures, such as hand sanitizer and hand-washing, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Widespread demand for PPE throughout the country inspired various UW personnel to create these items with on-campus facilities to assist hospitals or medical suppliers who may need them. In the School of Pharmacy, the Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station team produces hand sanitizer for UW Health hospital as well as on-campus isolation facilities, including dorms.

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