COVID-19

Most communities across the world have an urgent need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and other medical devices and supplies essential to the COVID-19 response such as ventilators, and El Paso is no exception. Hospital and health networks fighting on the front-lines of the El Paso’s COVID-19 response face immediate shortages of the equipment necessary to keep them safe from contagion while caring for our community and anticipate shortages of ventilators for patients.

We recognize that necessity brings innovation, and there are many creative people who are designing and fabricating alternatives to commercially-available N95 masks, face shields, test swabs, and ventilators. While all of us desire to get solutions in the hands of our healthcare workers as quickly as possible, we want to do the best we can to ensure these alternatives are providing a known level of safety and reliability. We also want to assist in helping people to identify the most promising solutions with respect to both safety and potential production capacity.

BIO El Paso-Juarez has established the Localizing and Marketing the PPE Supply Chain for El Paso Growth Program to assist in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Program’s Mission

To support El Paso manufacturers in pivoting their operations to produce needed materials in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Support provided includes:

  • Ongoing consultation with BIO EPJ’s Program Manager.
  • Training services to become certified in medical device production and/or ISO 13485 / ISO 9001:2015 certification;
  • Training services to optimize operations for the production of medical devices, supplies, and equipment; or
  • Guidance for understanding the readiness of your facility to become a provider of PPE products and/or components.

 

COVID-19 PPE Supply Chain Training Application

If you are currently a manufacturer or supplier in El Paso and your organization is interested in participating in this program, please fill out the form below and a BIO EPJ team member will contact you promptly.

Only one form per organization may be submitted. 

Information submitted on this form is subject to the Open Records Requests and may be disclosed to the public, if requested, with limited exceptions.  Please do not include any confidential information on this form as we are unable to guarantee protection or non-disclosure of confidential information.

Applications are still being accepted and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility for the program.

Apply for Training Assistance

PPE Directory

BIO El-Paso Juarez is supporting manufactures by promoting locally produced personal protection equipment (PPE). The PPE directory provides information about products and contact information for locally produced or distributed PPE items.

Seisa

Face Shields
1-833-STARMTN
starmountainmedtech.com

Topographic

Double-Strap Masks
(915) 588-9901
topographicmasks.com

Hitchcrusher PPE

Coveralls, Gowns, Scrubs
(830) 282-5648
www.hitchcrusherppe.com

FabLab El Paso

Face Shields
(915) 209-2656
fablabelpaso.org

Cesar-Scott

Disposable Masks and Face Shields
1731 Myrtle
www.cesar-scott.com

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