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The Chemical Engineer

The Chemical Engineer

Read the latest news and features on the coronavirus, published by The Chemical Engineer.

BLOG: COVID-19 – A Year On

BLOG: COVID-19 – A Year On

IChemE Chief Executive, Jon Prichard, reflects on the last year and how IChemE has responded to the challenges presented by the pandemic.

IChemE experts celebrate successes in COVID-19 vaccine production

IChemE experts celebrate successes in COVID-19 vaccine production

Following the extensive media coverage on the issues experienced with COVID-19 vaccine manufacture, experts from the Institution of Chemical Engineer’s (IChemE) COVID-19 Response Team are calling for a reality check to acknowledge what has been achieved in exceptional timescales.

IChemE welcomes new fund to expand medicines manufacturing and calls for focus on building a resilient supply chain

IChemE welcomes new fund to expand medicines manufacturing and calls for focus on building a resilient supply chain

Following the announcement from the UK Prime Minister of a new £20m fund to support the manufacture of medicines and diagnostic equipment, experts from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)’s COVID-19 Response Team have welcomed the fund which intends to improve the domestic medicine supply chain in the UK and create jobs in the process.

IChemE welcomes COVID-19 vaccine development and calls for engineering focus to meet targets

IChemE welcomes COVID-19 vaccine development and calls for engineering focus to meet targets

Experts from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)’s COVID-19 Response Team have welcomed the early results announced regarding the world's first effective coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech.

IChemE COVID-19 Response Team provide expertise to vaccine development reports

IChemE COVID-19 Response Team provide expertise to vaccine development reports

Experts from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)’s COVID-19 Response Team, set up to co-ordinate the chemical and process engineering support to the pandemic, have provided valued expertise to the Royal Society and the Center for Global Development in key reports launched recently.

PPE could be safely decontaminated and reused to conserve supplies and save waste, say engineers

PPE could be safely decontaminated and reused to conserve supplies and save waste, say engineers

Serious consideration should be given to decontaminating and reusing some types of personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to maintain supplies and reduce waste, provided it can be safely reprocessed and suitable quality assurance procedures established.

IChemE team calls for focus on full COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

IChemE team calls for focus on full COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

As human trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines begin, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is calling on governments and public health organisations to recognise the importance of a robust manufacturing process to enable vaccines to be widely available in as short a time as possible.

IChemE team responds to address COVID-19 drug bottlenecks

IChemE team responds to address COVID-19 drug bottlenecks

Members of the IChemE’s COVID-19 Response Team have offered assistance to increase the availability of drugs that can help treat the disease and make it less deadly.

Guest blog: STEM apprentices’ contribution to the COVID-19 pandemic

Guest blog: STEM apprentices’ contribution to the COVID-19 pandemic

IChemE Fellow Kate Barclay talks about how STEM apprentices are at the forefront of the pandemic as well as the importance of developing and supporting applied, industry-relevant STEM talent.

Guest blog: Account from Asia Pacific on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on chemical engineers in the region

Guest blog: Account from Asia Pacific on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on chemical engineers in the region

David Platts tells us how he has been working to share knowledge to support chemical engineers in his region during the coronavirus outbreak.

Good process safety practice

Good process safety practice

IChemE Safety Centre member companies have collaborated to produce a paper on good process safety practice during the pandemic.

IChemE members help identify process to safely reuse PPE

IChemE members help identify process to safely reuse PPE

IChemE members, working on a voluntary basis, have initiated three parallel projects, focusing on demonstrating the technical feasibility of decontaminating PPE.

Guest blog: Chemical engineers and the diagnostics challenge

Guest blog: Chemical engineers and the diagnostics challenge

Chemical engineer Al Edwards discusses how chemical engineers are responding to the diagnostics challenge that has arisen to support the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

IChemE’s COVID-19 Response Team creates new workstreams

IChemE’s COVID-19 Response Team creates new workstreams

Find out about the IChemE COVID-19 Response Team's latest progress on a number of key workstreams to support the global response.

IChemE offers expert opinion on coronavirus testing

IChemE offers expert opinion on coronavirus testing

Keith Plumb, a chemical engineer and a member of the IChemE Board of Trustees, appeared on Sky News to discuss how chemical engineers are contributing to what he described as a “herculean” task.

IChemE volunteers expert support in response to the COVID-19 emergency

IChemE volunteers expert support in response to the COVID-19 emergency

IChemE has written to the UK government to volunteer the profession’s support in response to the coronavirus emergency.