The University of Illinois is using their labs and staff for research and product production to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) is using industrial blending machines to make hand sanitizer. They’re trying to help ease the shortages throughout the state. The first batch is complete and will be shipped this week. Scholars at the UI campuses are also collaborating to design and make personal protective equipment to distribute to healthcare systems across Illinois.