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Loughborough University supporting the country during COVID-19 pandemic

Staff members at Loughborough University have been supporting both the local community and the country by providing vital resources and research expertise during the COVID-19 crisis.

Professor Mark Lewis, Dean of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, specialises in musculoskeletal biology and has been working closely with the Government to identify resources, equipment and skilled personnel to support the implementation of COVID-19 testing centres across the UK. This initiative is also being supported by a wider team of colleagues at Loughborough who have expertise in numerous disciplines including science and engineering.

In addition, Professor Lewis and colleagues from the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) have been supporting the continuation of important NHS activities by keeping their clinics open where needed.

Several Schools and Departments at the University are working in collaboration to develop faster detection tests for coronavirus as part of a united European response, and staff have offered the services of 3D printers on campus as part of a recent government call-out for businesses to produce and supply ventilators for the NHS.