Carlsbad Combats COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed that the way we live, work and do business. Here in Carlsbad, we’re a community that prides itself on innovation, connection and resiliency in times of crisis. That’s why we’ve decided to set up this blog to inform you about all of the ways our Carlsbad businesses are saving lives, innovating, improving connectivity, and helping our community through these challenging times. Be sure to check back here regularly for continuous updates about how Carlsbad is combating COVID-19. If you have a tip about a Carlsbad company stepping up, we want to hear about it. Email us at [email protected] with information. We’re also keeping our community updated on resources and guidance for businesses in partnership with the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and the Carlsbad Village Association. The latest joint communication is here.

4/2/2020: Push Marketing Offers Free Ad Campaigns for Local Carlsbad and North County Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis

Push Marketing uses the latest online marketing techniques to increase the amount of internet marketing leads for customers.

4/1/2020: Unsung Heroes: Carlsbad’s desalination plant workers

The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant is the largest, most technologically advanced and energy-efficient seawater desalination plant in the nation. Each day, the plant delivers nearly 50 million gallons of fresh, desalinated water to San Diego County – enough to serve approximately 400,000 people and accounting for about one-third of all water generated in the County.

3/31/2020: Murrysville-based Philips Respironics ramps up ventilator production for anticipated COVID-19 surge

With a manufacturing presence in Carlsbad, Philips Respironics offers solutions for sleep apnea diagnosis, therapy and long-term compliance.

3/23/2020: Immediate COVID-19 Vaccine & Therapeutic Fill/Finish Production Availability Announced by Argonaut Manufacturing Services

Argonaut Manufacturing Services is an FDA-registered cGMP contract manufacturing organization dedicated to providing custom manufacturing and supply chain solutions for biopharmaceutical companies worldwide.

Argonaut Manufacturing Services in Carlsbad, California

3/20/2020: GenMark Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for its ePlex® SARS-CoV-2 Test

GenMark Diagnostics is a leading provider of multiplex molecular diagnostic solutions designed to enhance patient care, improve key quality metrics, and reduce the total cost-of-care.

3/17/2020: Sonic Boom Wellness Teams Up With Healbright to Offer Free Resources for Managing COVID-19 Workplace Stress

Sonic Boom Wellness is a wellness-engagement company committed to improving members’ daily health habits

3/17/2020: Viasat Joins FCC’s Pledge to Protect Stakeholders Amid Crisis

Viasat Inc. is a communications company providing high-speed satellite broadband services and secure networking systems covering military and commercial markets.

Viasat Inc. in Carlsbad, California.

3/16/2020: Thermo Fisher ships coronavirus tests, aims to produce 5 million tests a week by April

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a provisioner of scientific instrumentation, reagents and consumables, and software and services to healthcare, life science, and other laboratories in academia, government, and industry (including in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors)

3/15/2020: Thermo Fisher, with offices in Carlsbad, set to produce test kits that can diagnose COVID-19 in four hours

Thermo Fisher employees in Carlsbad, California.

3/11/2020: GenMark Diagnostics Submits Test for Coronavirus to FDA

2/26/2020: Active Motif clones, sequences and expresses the first full human antibody derived from patients infected with the 2019 Coronavirus COVID-19

Active Motif is an industry leader in developing and delivering innovative tools to enable epigenetics and gene regulation research.

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