Since the beginning of March, Menarini has converted part of its factory in Florence for the production of disinfectant gel to be donated to the Italian Civil Protection. From the initial five tonnes of gel per week, Menarini now produces 100 tonnes per month.
To guarantee the safety of healthcare workers, Menarini has donated more than 1 million surgical and FFP2 masks to all the General Medicine Federations and Scientific Societies of General Medicine, to allow for a fair and capillary distribution throughout Italy. Added to this are 13.500 protective overalls, 330.000 gloves, 14.000 pairs of goggles, as well as an ultrasound machine, lung ventilators and a bio-containment stretcher.
For the treatment of itching, burning and redness associated with the prolonged use of personal protective equipment, Menarini Relife has donated 10.500 packs of DermoRelizema with 150.000 tubes of cream that will help healthcare workers maintain and/or restore their physiological skin barrier.
Menarini Diagnostics, on the other hand, has been working in recent months to make innovative technologies available for serological and molecular diagnostic tests. The latter are carried out using a sophisticated instrument, the size of a dictionary, which enables the diagnosis of COVID-19 in 20 minutes. Due to its small size, user-friendliness and speed of the results, this technology enables immediate diagnosis in contexts such as emergency rooms, triage tents, airports, ports and railway stations.
In addition to Italy, Menarini has also initiated a number of solidarity projects in many of the other countries affected by the virus.
In Germany, Berlin-Chemie Menarini has donated disinfectant gel to facilities on the frontline against the virus. In Europe, major financial donations to hospitals engaged in the fight against COVID have been made in the UK, Portugal, Spain, Romania and Greece. In addition, Menarini Spain has donated 17.000 serological test kits, while Menarini Hellas has purchased monitors, pulse oximeters, ultrasound scanners and devices to support local health facilities.