Glasgow-based polymer distributor, Hardie Polymers, is making a donation to the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Virus Research for every polymer order it receives in May and June for medical applications.
For over 500 years, Glasgow has been at the front of medical advancement. The MRC – University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is home to the largest group of virologists in the UK, and is playing a leading role in the research response to COVID-19.
Scientists in Glasgow are collaborating internationally to stop transmission of the virus which has rapidly spread worldwide. By focusing on sequencing the COVID-19 virus, the team at Glasgow’s CVR can extract information from the genetic code to understand the virus and how it spreads, which will help to identify ways of defeating it. All findings will be shared through the global research community to tackle the disease.
Fergus Hardie, Managing Director at Hardie Polymers, commented:
“We have been inundated with requests for engineering polymers for medical parts since the outbreak began and our team have gone above and beyond to get these materials to all the UK injection moulding companies out there who are supporting this great national effort.
“With Alumni from the University of Glasgow amongst our sales team and a supply relationship with the University too, we want to make a contribution to their excellent work to help defeat this virus.”
You can find out more and donate to the University of Glasgow’s COVID-19 fund here.