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News Release - Queens researchers and graduate students making sanitizer for kingston health sciences centre hospitals

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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(April, 2020) Queen’s University Chemistry professors Richard Oleschuk and Philip Jessop, and graduate student Sarah Ellis are available to comment on the manufacturing of sanitizer in Queen's lab classrooms for the area hospitals.   

During the COVID-19 crisis, supplies of hand sanitizer have dried up, causing extra worries for front-line health workers. Graduate students at the departments of chemistry and chemical engineering at Queen’s are volunteering to work in the laboratory classrooms during the pandemic to make sanitizer for the hospitals.

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 The flood of willing volunteers for this effort shows how eager students and the research community are to help during the crisis.” “That the upcoming generation is so willing to help in a time of difficulty bodes well for Canada's future."

-Dr. Philip Jessop, Department of Chemistry, Queen's University

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