1. Plastics Company Steps Up with COVID-19-related Products for Healthcare Workers

    Plastics Company Steps Up with COVID-19-related Products for Healthcare Workers

    It’s called an ‘intubation box,’ or an ‘InTuBox,’ to be more specific. As that name suggests, this is a box that helps shield healthcare workers while they are intubating a patient, thus helping reduce the likelihood of spreading infection. Pia Kumar says the product was conceptualized by an anesthesiologist in Taiwan, and in what would still be considered limited use, it has proven successful in doing what it was designed to do. And now, the company she serves as president, Universal Plastics in Holyoke, will start to produce them for healthcare providers, with the first boxes due to roll ...

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