As the nation continues to battle the coronavirus, the City of Auburn and Auburn University have responded swiftly to support our local community and beyond as businesses and individuals navigate the new and challenging landscape created by the outbreak of COVID-19. It is in these moments of crisis that the value and power of an innovative and resourceful ecosystem, as well as an outstanding “town-gown” relationship are brought to bear. Working together and by sharing expertise, Auburn University and the City of Auburn are contributing to the economic resilience of this remarkable region. To learn more about their resources and responses to COVID-19, visit the links below:
WTVM News Leader 9 has written about Auburn-based SiO2 Materials Science, previously featured here, and their contribution to the COVID-19 vaccine effort: "The biotech company Moderna, said its vaccine is nearly 95 percent effective, and an East Alabama-based company is playing an integral role in that vaccine’s distribution and storage."
SiO2 Materials Science, located in Auburn Technology Park West, announced yesterday a $143 million agreement with the federal government that will accelerate the company’s production of packaging for storing COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics.
In an effort to ensure those in the Auburn community continuing to serve are protected, faculty, staff and students at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy came together to compound, package and deliver hand sanitizer.