On Monday, Apple said nasal swab maker COPAN Diagnostics had sent 15 million COVID-19 sampling kits to hospitals in California, Texas and other states, backed by manufacturing aid from the technology giant.
Apple awarded $ 10 million (approximately Rs 72) to California-based Murrieta last May and sent engineers to help renew the production process as a shortage of test supplies slowed efforts to track the novel’s spread. coronavirus.
The iPhone The manufacturer initially aimed to help COPAN move from several thousand sets per week to 1 million sets per week, and the companies also sought to create at least 50 new jobs in Southern California.
Apple did not say Monday whether the target of 1 million sets per week had been met, but said COPAN had increased production by nearly 4,000 percent, opened a new facility and hired 250 employees.
“The engine behind this was that everyone wanted to make a difference within a certain period of time in which we could make a difference,” said Normal Sharples, CEO of COPAN. said in a statement.
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