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iBIO COVID-19 PPE RESPONSE FUND

Our fund provides the Illinois life sciences community the vehicle to demonstrate a united and ongoing commitment to support those on the front lines combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

iBIO’s COVID-19 PPE Response Fund coordinates state, corporate, private, and philanthropic donations to make direct purchases of protective medical products to support Illinois-based healthcare workers and first responders. As the life sciences trade association in Illinois, iBIO is uniquely positioned to leverage corporate leadership from our membership and access competitive, best-in-class purchasing through iBIO’s Business Solutions Program. 

Your donation of capital or unused protective medical equipment will support the healthcare workers and first responders who are ensuring our families, friends and neighbors receive the life-saving car they need in the coming weeks and months.  

Please make a product donation and/or a charitable financial donation by clicking below. Help protect our healthcare workers and first responders. 

Medical products and equipment from iBIO’s COVID-19 PPE Response Fund will be sent to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) who will distribute products to the Illinois healthcare ecosystem to ensure that the supply is equitable. Hospitals and healthcare organizations should direct all requests for materials to the IEMA.

OUR IMPACT

 

Goggles Donated

Protective Clothing Donated

Cleanroom Gloves Donated

N95 Masks

Surgical Masks

Testing Materials

In the face of the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, the people of Illinois have stepped up once again: our innovative biotech companies and state-of-the art manufacturers are teaming up with the State of Illinois to ramp up production of Personal Protective Equipment, I’m incredibly grateful to and proud of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and the Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization for stepping up in this moment

Governor JB Pritzker

State of Illinois

OUR SUPPORTERS

 

Thank you to our extraordinary coalition of individuals, foundations, and corporations who have come together to support our community through iBIO’s COVID-19 PPE Response Fund.

  • Robin Selati
  • Amy Winchell
  • Scott Pasquini
  • East Village Association
  • Peggy McTigue and David Miller
  • Brendan Barrett
  • Jarrod Welch
  • Dwayne R Chaney Sr
  • Bruce Blair
  • Jerold and Margaret Bratcher
  • Brendan Kelly
  • Richard He
  • Amanda Wong
  • Susanna Epp
  • Yangming Sun
  • G Michael Horn
  • Patrick Gattari
  • Nancy Armour
  • Margarita Flores
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • F Dominic J Cianciolo
  • Edward and Patricia Knod
  • Ted & Debbie Nowkunski
  • Debra Nelson
  • Rebecca Sita
  • Matthew Gentile
  • Terrence J. Bugno MD
  • Meridith Bruozas
  • Sophia Bondarew
  • Nancy Powell
  • Marc Cooper
  • Steven Reyes
  • Alma Gutierrez
  • Kevin Moore
  • Judy Murphy
  • Rupa Ramadurai
  • Christina West
  • Jed Weiner
  • Donnethia Williams
  • Vanessa Jewell
  • Meghan Gill
  • Ryosuke Chihara
  • Wendy Paul
  • Michael Mintz
  • Nicole Martinez
  • Kendra Stern
  • Brian Blome
  • Natalie Besuden
  • Milan Stevanovich
  • Cynthia Zimmerman

LEARN ABOUT AND DONATE TO THE FUND

 

What will my donation support?

Your donation will help provide increased access to medical personal protective equipment and products for
healthcare providers and first responders throughout Illinois.

What organizations will receive personal protective equipment and medical products?

iBIO is working with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency will oversee the distribution of donated products. iBIO will provide status
updates throughout the program’s implementation.

Will all of the money donated go to healthcare workers and first responders in need?

Yes. Other than a small administrative fee, 100% of all donations will go directly to support healthcare workers and first responders in need. In the unlikely event that there are unused funds, funds will be used to support the Illinois healthcare ecosystem.

How is the fund providing personal protective equipment and medical products to the organizations?

Leveraging iBIO’s Business Solutions Program, we can access competitive, best-in-class purchasing of equipment and materials from VWR, the leading global provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers.

Who is iBIO & iBIO Institute?

The Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization (iBIO) is the association that represents the 85,000 life sciences employees at member companies, universities, service providers and venture firms. The iBIO Institute is the 501c3 public charity arm of iBIO

LEARN ABOUT AND DONATE SUPPLIES

What type of personal protective equipment (PPE) and products are needed?

Working with Illinois healthcare systems and first responders we have identified the following items are in critical need:

  • surgical masks
  • N95 masks
  • sterile cotton-tipped swabs (example: BD #220531)
  • gown
  • bunny suits
  • disposable face shields
  • boot covers
  • disposable gloves (any kind)
  • sterile cotton-tipped swabs
  • M3 reusable masks + N100 cartridges
  • goggles
  • non-disposable face shields (for use with chemicals and/or machining)
How can my company donate medical equipment?

Please provide your information in our equipment donation page and someone from our team will connect with you to provide details and coordinate the shipment of materials

What organizations will receive personal protective equipment and medical products?

iBIO is working with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency will oversee the distribution of donated product. iBIO will provide status updates throughout the program’s implementation.

Can I designate my donation to a specific organization?

Working in collaboration with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, we have determined that the iBIO COVID-19 Response Fund should be a general fund to support the healthcare ecosystem. Designating donations to specific organizations is not be an option within this iBIO fund,

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