Apple continues to join the global effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Since the first cases found in China, those working at Cupertino have collaborated on the installation process, fundraising events, and technological advancements that intensify the fight against the disease. The long list, now adds a collection of kits for collecting samples.
Apple will donate $ 10 million to its Advanced Production Fund from COPAN Diagnostics for making COVID-19 test kits. This action aims to satisfy the demand from coronavirus-treated hospitals in the United States, one of the countries most affected by the virus. With this encouragement production is expected to increase from a few thousand to one million samples
Apple Supports Leading Test Production Company Against COVID-19
The kits produced by COPAN Diagnostics have revolutionized the diagnostic industry and play a very important role in the COVID-19 testing process. Therefore, Apple's contribution also means support for COPAN's expanding process in a new building in Southern California, with high-tech equipment Apple helps design. The expansion is expected to create more than 50 jobs.
According to a statement by Norman Sharples, CEO of COPAN Diagnostics, Apple's practical experience will be important to "Increase the delivery of important preanalytical tools for medical professionals across the country at this critical time"
As Apple has said in an official statement, the coalition is responding to the company's commitment to communities affected by the disease. In this regard, Jeff Williams, Apple's director of operations, said:
"… we are very happy to work with them to expand as we work to address this important issue in our nation."
"I couldn't encourage each other in our teams by bringing all the energy, enthusiasm and fresh spirit to support the COVID-19 world response."
Apple's support for coronavirus has spread to all areas where the company has been able to contribute economically and technologically, in various countries of the world.