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Illinois is home to leading life sciences companies that are not only at the scientific forefront of improving patients’ lives, but also are pillars in the community, providing support to their employees and the communities where they live. While the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the immense value our community provides to patients, the healthcare ecosystem and our economy, the pandemic has also uncovered significant and important shortcomings in our infrastructure, operations, and the impact of bias in health equity and in our society in general. 

Transform Illinois will target three high-priority needs:

 

Pandemic Preparedness & Recovery

Leveraging experiences gained through the creation and implementation of the iBIO COVID19 PPE Response Fund, we will accelerate and expand research efforts and develop innovative solutions to prevent, diagnose, treat and stop the spread of future pandemics and to minimize the impact on our community. 

Address Health Equity Barriers

Build a more inclusive industry, starting with increased access to science, technology, engineering and math education programs and coordinating support for existing initiatives to break down obstacles to better health in underserved areas of the state.  

Grow Illinois Life Sciences Industry

Building on iBIO’s Life Sciences Economic Blueprint for Illinois.  Help Illinois build, attract and retain high-caliber life sciences companies that are not only focused on improving patients’ lives, but also serve as responsible stewards of the community. 

READ THE ANNOUNCEMENT

iBIO, the Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization, today announced the launch of Transform Illinois, its innovative new program to enhance pandemic preparedness and recovery, erase health equity barriers and continue to nurture the state’s life sciences community.

OUR COVID PPE FUND IMPACT

 

Protected Clothing

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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