Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced on May 21st that Boyd Technologies received a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (M-ERT) to boost domestic production of FDA registered personal protective equipment (PPE).
From the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, Boyd Technologies approached the shortage of PPE and other crucial medical supplies with a phased approach: immediate, short term, and long term. Using the Company’s established supply chain network, technical expertise, and commercial partnerships, the Company has provided solutions throughout this crisis.
The State’s partnership with Boyd Technologies for the production of FDA registered surgical masks and N95 respirators is part of a strategic effort by the Commonwealth to establish domestic supply, increase capacity, and meet the spike in demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed critical failures in the domestic supply of medical equipment in the US – we are proud to be collaborating with the Commonwealth and commercial partners to play a part in solving this shortage.”
Stephen Boyd, CEO
Preparation of the Lee, MA facility for equipment installation is underway. The new production lines utilize capabilities and materials, which are core capabilities of Boyd Technologies. The Company is anticipating a rapid scale-up of this new manufacturing capacity.
About the Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (M-ERT)
The M-ERT is a coordinated response by the Baker-Polito Administration and leading academic and industry stakeholders to support the Commonwealth’s manufacturers in their efforts to produce much-needed supplies for front-line workers and the health care system. The M-ERT is led by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) and members include representatives from: Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), MIT, MIT Lincoln Labs, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP), Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), and other industry partners.
About Boyd Technologies
Boyd Technologies is an advanced materials and technology company operating in the medical device and life sciences market. The Company’s service platform provides material sourcing, product development, and advanced manufacturing services to global OEM partners in the medical and life sciences fields. Boyd Technologies is ISO 13485 certified and FDA registered as a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). The Company has two locations, with headquarters and manufacturing in Lee, MA, and a sales office in Boston, MA. The Company was founded in 1979 and is privately held.