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Queensland company to expand PPE production for medical imaging, hire 15

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Imaging Solutions has announced that it will expand its production of personal protective equipment for imaging diagnostic procedures, which have risen due to Covid-19.

The company has received a grant of undisclosed size from the Queensland government’s Essential Goods and Supply Chain Program. 

“This funding will help Imaging Solutions to ramp up production to meet national and international demand for critical PPE while supporting local jobs,” said managing director Glenn Honey, who expects to add 15 new employees.

PPE demand had increased with x-rays and CT scan needs, due to “Patients presenting with more extreme symptoms associated with COVID-19 nationally and internationally,” said Cameron Dick, the Queensland treasurer.

“Imaging Solutions has been manufacturing reliable, safe and affordable imaging-related PPE for the last five years.

“With this funding it will expand existing manufacturing capacity, enhance testing facilities via adoption of new-to-Australia capability and introduce new innovative technology to support the local manufacturing of the core materials needed to produce its range of specialised PPE products.”

According to its website, the company began in 1992, and has a head office at Shailer Park, with a  warehouse and factory at Meadowbrook.

Picture: radiation protection apparel made by the company

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