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Nebraska Innovation Studio, 2020.
Nebraska University makers step up to equip healers.
Nebraska Innovation Studio is closed to the public, but its leaders and members are working around the clock to produce face shields for hospitals across the state.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages have been well documented throughout the United States as COVID-19 has spread rapidly. That trend is also hitting Nebraska, where hospitals arestarting to run short.
Through 3-D printing and partnerships with local businesses and individuals, a team at Nebraska Innovation Studio and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has already manufactured more than 150 face shields for the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Bryan Health— now, more are on the way.