On Monday iBIO joined the Illinois Manufacturers Association (IMA) and Governor JB Pritzker to announce the formation of the Essential Equipment Taskforce and iBIO’s COVID-19 PPE Response Fund. Working in partnership with IMA, we will bring additional supplies and resources to the state’s frontline healthcare workers and first responders so they can continue to test and treat patients safely and efficiently.

Thanks to the leadership of Horizon Therapeutics CEO Tim Walbert and the generous seed donations from Horizon Therapeutics to iBIO’s COVID-19 Response Fund, our BIO Business Solutions lab supply partner has already been able to source an order of 62,500 personal protective equipment (PPE) items valued at more than $400,000. 

The order includes PPE items listed by the state as most critically in need to protect Illinois’ frontline healthcare workers. These items will be sent to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), which will distribute products to the Illinois healthcare ecosystem to ensure that the supply is equitable.

With this fund and our community’s leadership, we are making an immediate impact. Join Horizon in supporting our frontline healthcare workers. Donate unused medical products or a make a finance donation to iBIO’s COVD-19 PPE Response Fund.