Phenomenex and their parent company, Danaher, have jumped into action as the 2019-nCoV, or as the media has dubbed it – the coronavirus, has spread throughout China, affecting many associates and their families.
Currently, there is such a shortage when it comes to ventilated face masks, sanitation products, hospital equipment, and funds, which has made it easier for the virus to transfer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at the time of this article, the coronavirus is thought to have affected over 20,000 people and have resulted in over 420 deaths. The virus has currently only resulted in 2 deaths outside of mainland China, and the World Health Organization (WHO) along with the CDC, are doing everything they can to come up with a vaccination and a way to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus to more countries.
To help, Danaher China announced that five Danaher operating companies will donate RMB 10 million ($1.4 million) of diagnostic equipment, reagents and other products to hospitals in Wuhan, China where the coronavirus is through to have originated. Included in the donation is:
- Beckman Coulter Diagnostics’ hematology analyzers
- Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ flow cytometers
- Radiometer’s blood gas analyzers
- Cepheid’s Xpert® Xpress Flu/RSV assay
- Hach’s UV-Vis spectrometers.
After the outset of the coronavirus pneumonia, the Danaher China team launched contingency plans to ensure that our life saving medical equipment would be available to support the needs of patients and healthcare practitioners and serve the partners and customers who are manufacturing products and drugs for disease control.
Danaher believes that whatever comes next, we make sure life comes first. Upholding our Shared Purpose of Helping Realize Life’s Potential is at the core of our work. Our hearts go out to all the patients, healthcare practitioners and customers. We are closely monitoring the situation to provide any support needed.
Phenomenex has also jumped into action to help support those in China. Thanks to the amazing efforts of our logistics and purchasing teams, we have been able to procure and ship 2,000 masks and 600 hand sanitizers to our associates in China! As masks have become scarce, and those that are still available have jumped in price in China, this donation should help quite a bit.
We have always stood by the philosophy of coming together in a time of need, no matter where you are in the world. From our products to our associates, Phenomenex is constantly working towards our mission to promote the growth, prosperity, and well-being of those we serve – our customers, our employees, and humanity.
To learn more about how we give back to our community, click the link: https://phenomenex.blog/philanthropy.