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COVID-19 Response


The Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center (PA FDC) responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by developing and producing new types of masks and respirators.



The PA FDC at Drexel University is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII).

Media Coverage

Science Interrupted: the Impact of Coronavirus

May 15, 2020

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Hive Mind of Makers Rises to Meet Pandemic

March 30, 2020

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Drexel University working to fill critical need for COVID-19 masks and respirators

March 25, 2020

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