Apple announces $10 million in funding for COVID19 testing

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On Thursday Apple announced that it was upping its donations and contributions for COVID19 testing with a $10 million investment in a diagnostic company, the company says:

This funding will allow COPAN Diagnostics to rapidly accelerate their supply of sample collection kits for hospitals across the United States, expanding production from several thousand today to more than one million kits per week by early July. As part of this effort, Apple will support COPAN Diagnostics’ expansion to a new, larger facility in Southern California, with advanced equipment that Apple is helping design. This expansion is expected to create more than 50 new jobs.

Apple has already donated heavily in the COVID19 fighting in the United States with thousands of masks, and face shields but the company says it still wants to do more:

This funding will allow COPAN Diagnostics to rapidly accelerate their supply of sample collection kits for hospitals across the United States, expanding production from several thousand today to more than one million kits per week by early July. As part of this effort, Apple will support COPAN Diagnostics’ expansion to a new, larger facility in Southern California, with advanced equipment that Apple is helping design. This expansion is expected to create more than 50 new jobs.

Apple has one of the best supply chains anywhere in the world, and it will use that to help COPAN find resources and materials, alongside design equipment. COPAN is company with a heavy focus on specimen collection and dishes diagnostic. Open in 2003, the pressure is on to find a cure for COVID19 fast.

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