This blog post is part of our ongoing Innovation Uncovered series..
In the era of COVID-19, reading and watching the news can be overwhelming. But among the serious updates that scroll across our screens every day, we also see stories of companies and the people behind them uniting and innovating to protect our citizens. Here are just some examples of Maryland companies stepping up in the fight against COVID-19.
Manufacturers switch gears to make PPE
With Personal Protective Equipment in limited supply, many Maryland manufacturers have focused on making equipment to help protect our medical professionals and first responders. Hardwire, a company that makes military armor, is now making. Under Armour, known best for its athletic gear and attire, started making . Hatch Exhibits went from making trade show displays to also . Even individual hobbyists with 3D printers are .
Biohealth innovators do what they do best
Home to some of the biggest names in biohealth, the nation’s leading federal health agencies, many bio startups, and top research universities, Maryland is a biohealth hub. So it’s no surprise many Maryland bio companies are behind the scientific fight against COVID-19. QIAGEN, which is, and Emergent BioSolutions, which is , are among the local biohealth companies innovating to fight COVID-19. The Daily Record recently broke down in this time of need.
Distillers make sanitizer
All over the state, distillers are stepping up to produce hand sanitizer, something that is in limited supply locally and across the country. Among the many distillers switching gears to hand sanitizer are, , , , and .
Companies step up with donations
Companies across Maryland are supporting the community to ensure Marylanders have essential resources during these trying times. Giant Food, Keany Produce , Transamerica's foundation , and BGE, Constellation, and Exelon donated in Maryland.
How to get involved
Businesses interested in donating and volunteering, can find information on how to do so on the