Monoprice Helping to Fight COVID-19
I hope you and your families are all safe and well.
As you are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the way that we live and do business.
As an essential business, Monoprice is doing what we do best, providing affordable, necessary products to other essential businesses and consumers shifting to a work from home protocol.
While we pride ourselves on our efforts to support other business and consumers, we thoroughly recognize the medical professionals who are the true heroes on the front lines fight against COVID-19. They rise up to the challenge and risk their lives on a daily basis to treat those who have tested positive and to protect our most vulnerable friends, relatives and neighbors.
Amid reports of medical professionals lacking critical personal protective equipment (PPE), we’ve teamed up with local hospitals, libraries, nonprofits, and others to address the COVID-19 pandemic and associated supply chain shortages by leveraging our 3D printing capabilities and technology.
We are doing our part to work closely with health systems, government agencies and local nonprofits by donating our 3D printers to help design, prototype, and produce parts that will be tested and potentially adopted by those on the frontlines during these unprecedented times.
- Recently, we’ve partnered with the Billi Research Group and have donated 15x MP10 3D Printers to help manufacturer face shields and ventilator parts to support healthcare workers at UCLA. Fabrizio Billi, head of Billi Research Group, said, “I want to take this opportunity to thank you personally for your generosity. We received the printers and we will put them to use immediately to help both UCLA and our local hospitals in this emergency. I am forever in debt.”
- We’re also working closely with the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library to print PPE for their emergency services and have donated 8x Delta Pro 3D Printers, parts, and filament to ensure they have the resources they need to continue this initiative. The LA County Public Library is also making masks and prototype ventilators so we’ve donated 13x Delta Pro 3D Printers and parts to support the effort.
- We’ve contributed 25x MP10 3D Printers to Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, which has plans to set up a room in the hospital to print masks and parts needed for their healthcare workers. Deborah Arroyo, Executive Director, said,” Thank you so much for your generous donation to Rancho Los Amigos! Our staff were so grateful for your thoughtfulness and can't wait to start making face shields!”
- A similar donation has been made to CRASH Space, a non-profit based in Culver City, CA that is working with hospitals and the open-source community to produce medical supplies for those on the frontlines as they work to build an on-site 3D printing space. We’ve donated 10x MP10 and 5x MP10 Mini Printers.
- We’re also in early discussions with Pomona Valley Hospital & Medical Center and several other organizations to uncover ways we can collaborate based on our current 3D Printing technology capabilities and products.
We will continue to search out and accept donation inquires with our focus to prioritize requests for hospitals, medical facilities, laboratories, and government agencies.
If you have any suggestions or know of anyone within the above organization types that would benefit from our help, please have them submit a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and take care.