High-tech companies around the world are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Space companies are also joining the fray. Poland’s Creotech Instruments S.A., a provider of solutions for the space sector and the world of science, also rose to the challenge and started manufacturing protective equipment for healthcare professionals.
In this difficult period for Poland, Creotech Instruments S.A. and its staff joined efforts to provide emergency aid for the Polish healthcare system, struggling with an unprecedented challenge. Thanks to its specialized manufacturing equipment and background in technological projects, Creotech employees started manufacturing face shields for medical services, fasteners for disposable masks, boxes for safe intubation, reducing the risk of contact between healthcare workers and patients’ breathing gases, and filter adapters.
The company can output over 1,000 face shields, hundreds of filters adapters, and several intubation boxes every day. For several weeks now, the manufactured equipment has been delivered to hospitals in Lublin, Radom, Kraków, Gdańsk and other smaller towns as part of the “Masks for Medics” campaign (https://www.maskadlamedyka.pl/). Thanks to the courtesy of Semicon, who supplied the materials, the equipment is provided to medical professionals for free.
Creotech Instruments S.A. also teamed up with the Father Jan Kaczkowski Foundation, which is running a fundraiser to purchase further production materials as they are near depletion. That is why the company is asking for donations to the foundation: Father Jan Kaczkowski Foundation, ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 16B/10, 81-780 Sopot, account no. 54 1240 1242 1111 0010 7685 0834. In the remittance information, please specify: “Materials and tools for the production of protective equipment for medical professionals – statutory purposes”. Every zloty collected is enough to manufacture one face shield.
Creotech Instruments S.A. is also working on long-term solutions that will support the fight against COVID-19 in the coming months, including solutions for unmanned aerial vehicles. Soon drones will be capable of flying in Poland’s urban areas and thus be used for parcel delivery, monitoring, and decontamination. This is just one of the few projects Creotech Instruments has in the works that will help combat the pandemic and its effects.
“After the outbreak of the pandemic, our priority was to ensure the continuity of our operations. Thanks to the remote work solutions we implemented, we were able to maintain business continuity,” said Jacek Kosiec, the President of the Management Board of Creotech Instruments S.A. “Next, it was time to support our country in the struggle against the coronavirus. Hence our current involvement in producing protective equipment for medical workers. Now, we are starting preparations for the next phase, i.e. active anti-crisis measures. For this purpose, we will, for example, use CreoScan, our drone flight planning, monitoring, controlling and data processing system. In parallel, we are also working on new, advanced solutions, including for the treatment of infections or disinfection,” added Jacek Kosiec.