Scientists at hospitals
Highly trained and qualified resources, more than 70 IGC scientists offered to join diagnostic lab teams from several hospitals that perform COVID-19 tests. During a critical period when Portugal coped with COVID-19 pandemic and having in mind the growing requests for tests in Portuguese hospitals, it became urgent to increase the service’s capacity and responsiveness.
West Lisbon Hospital Center was one of the first hospital unities to enlarge its teams in Lisbon region. IGC researchers integrated laboratories teams that work in 24 hours shifts, 7 days of the week. Other hospital units have also shown interest in the scientist’s support.
Diagnostic at the IGC
IGC started performing COVID-19 diagnostic tests, in order to help national health authorities increasing its responsiveness to this pandemic.
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência has technological equipment that allows to test in large and small scale, with the potential to analyse more than 1000 samples per day.
Fundraising campaign for testing healthcare workers
During the pandemic, the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência developed a fundraising campaign for testing health professionals exposed to the SARS-Cov-2 virus. The campaign raised € 4,888.00 from 89 donors. In addition, a number of companies actively participated donating more € 13,000.00.
The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência would like to congratulate all donors for their support to science and for this cause in particular. Together, we will beat this virus.More about the fundraising campaign