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April 2, 2020  

Mercedes-Benz offers its 3D printing capabilities for medical devices

The German automaker, which normally uses its 3D printing technology for prototype construction and small-series production for its passenger cars, can print individual medical components to help against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 1, 2020  

Formlabs partners with U.S. hospitals to 3D-print COVID-19 test swabs

The nasopharyngeal swabs needed to collect samples for COVID-19 testing are in increasingly short supply in the U.S. as testing increases.

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April 1, 2020  

European factory output plummets due to COVID-19 shutdown, report says

The IHS Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index for the eurozone also reports that Italy is enduring its sharpest contraction on record.

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April 1, 2020  

Tetra Laval Group donating 10 million euros towards COVID-19 relief efforts

The Swiss-based multinational conglomerate is donating to various voluntary organizations that support healthcare systems across the countries it operates in.

News
March 31, 2020  

Economic growth in January slowed to 0.1 per cent, StatsCan says

Reduced trade with China affected potential growth in January, the agency said, and the COVID-19 pandemic and a collapse in oil prices has hurt the economy since then.

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March 31, 2020  

Dow expands hand sanitizer production at five sites

The five sites in Europe and the Americas are expected to produce more than 200 metric tons of sanitizer, which will be donated to local health systems and government agencies.

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March 31, 2020  

Ford making 50,000 ventilators with GE Healthcare in next 100 days

The ventilators are less complex than others, and are designed by Florida-based Airon Corp., a company that specializes in high-tech pneumatic life support products.

News
March 30, 2020  

2020 North American International Auto Show in Detroit cancelled

The TCF Center, where the event was to have been held in June, will likely be repurposed into a temporary field hospital in preparation for the increased need for urgent health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 30, 2020  

Feds offer new COVID-19 relief measures for small businesses

The federal government will cover 75 per cent of salaries for workers of qualifying small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

News
March 26, 2020  

“Stop the Spread” business information line now open in Ontario

The province has launched a toll-free line to provide support to businesses that have questions about the recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces over COVID-19 fears.

News
March 26, 2020  

Ontario introduces $17 billion COVID-19 aid package

The plan includes $3.7 billion in direct support for people and job protection measures, $3.3 billion in additional health-care spending, and $10 billion in deferred taxes and other measures largely designed to keep businesses afloat.

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March 25, 2020  

COVID-19 drives small business confidence in Canada to record low, survey reports

The Business Barometer Index is at a record low 30.8, a new Canadian Federation of Independent Business survey found, well under the previous lows near 39 recorded in both the 2008 and 1990 recessions.