May 29, 2020
Waltham, Mass. — The Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $9.5 million in grants to boost production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical materials needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Reopening Massachusetts plan.
The new awards were made to 15 organizations – including Boston Engineering – through the Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (M-ERT). Boston Engineering is supporting medical device manufacturers to address ventilator demand for the $160,000 grant.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to work collaboratively with MassTech’s M-ERT, medical device manufacturers, and other healthcare leaders to help provide critical technologies to combat COVID-19,” said Mark Smithers, chief technology officer (CTO) of Boston Engineering.
The M-ERT is a coordinated effort comprised of members from academia, industry, and government to address the urgent need for PPE to support healthcare workers on the front-lines of Massachusetts’ COVID-19 response. The Baker-Polito Administration awards are part of $10.6 million in funding announced last month, and are made possible through a partnership between the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED), Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech), Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), Commonwealth Corporation, and the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2).
Managed by MassTech, the quasi-public economic development agency that oversees advanced manufacturing programs for the Commonwealth, the M-ERT was devised as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to assist manufacturers in targeted ways as the demand for PPE continues.
Read the full Baker-Polito announcement here.
About Boston Engineering
Boston Engineering provides product design and engineering consulting from concept development through connected product capabilities. The company specializes in solving complex challenges in defense & security, medical devices, robotics, and commercial industries. Boston Engineering is also a PTC Platinum Partner, a ThingWorx internet of things (IoT) partner, and an Ansys reseller. Founded in 1995, Boston Engineering is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 standards. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.