The RUSNANO’s FIEP Nanocenter Hands Over 1,000 Protective Screens to Medical Institutions in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region

27 April 2020

On April 27, the Northwest Technology Transfer Center (NWTTC), as part of the investment network of the RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP), handed over to medical institutions in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region 1,000 protective facial screens reducing the risk of the COVID-19 infection. The batch, handed over to doctors, included an improved model of the product, the total weight of which is 2 times lower than that of the previous versions.

The Northwest Nanocenter used the best engineering practices to organize efficient production, resulting in the production of a batch of protective screens in two days. “The technical solutions proposed by our CML AT Medical engineering company reduced the printing time of individual items 5 times, thereby influencing the production cycle as a whole. To date, we have all the necessary resources for the rapid and mass production of protective facial screens,” commented Daniil Kovalchuk, Director General of the NWTTC.

Protective screens are designed to individually protect the eyes, airways, and skin from direct exposure to various small particles and viruses. They are made of durable plastic, are reusable, easily disinfected, have a small weight, and are easy to use. They can be easily adjusted to the desired size of the head. They can provide effective protection not only to doctors, but also to employees of other contact professions, for example, sellers and front-office operators of the service sector, working directly with clients, couriers, and employees of housing and utilities infrastructure.

The production of protective screens is a continuation of the NWTTC social initiative, which aims to assist health facilities in combating the spread of the coronavirus infection. Earlier, the Northwest Nanocenter and the TechnoSpark Group supported the nationwide #3Dvracham movement and handed over to the participants 300 kg of plastic for 3D-printing of scarce disposable components of masks and other products used by medical professionals in their fight against COVID-19.