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Face Shield Manufacturer Partners with Angel Flight East to Transport PPE

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An innovative partnership between volunteer pilot organization Angel Flight East and a Pennsylvania-based manufacturing initiative has supplied badly-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to dozens of medical facilities throughout the Northeast.

Formed earlier this year by four engineering graduates from the University of Pennsylvania, Project SHIELDS utilizes 3D printers to produce and assemble approximately 3,500 face shields per day. While the group initially focused on supporting the University of Pennsylvania Health System and other Philadelphia healthcare workers, Project SHIELDS soon expanded to produce face shields for facilities across 30 states.

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