MV Agusta supply lifesaving equipment during COVID-19

Varase-based MV Agusta has donated a life-saving piece of kit to an Italian hospital to help test patients for COVID-19

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MV AGUSTA has stepped in to help the Italian health service by donating a lifesaving piece of equipment to the Varese communities’ hospitals.

The machine in question is a British Built QuantStudioTM 5 Real-Time PCR System made by Thermo Fisher Scientific. The unit is designed to help healthcare professionals to diagnose patients who may be suffering from COVID-19 quickly and accurately. The machine is that efficient, it can process up to 96 swabs in as little as 30 minutes.

The move came about through a partnership the firm already has with the Fondazione Circolo della Bonta Onlus, who began fundraising for such equipment in March this year.

Timur Sardarov, CEO MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. commented: “It is important for us to do our part in this particular moment, supporting those who are working to address this situation and protect our community. Fondazione Circolo della Bontà helped us single-out some critical needs, so we were able to act swiftly and efficiently. We are also keeping in touch with the Varese hospital to identify further opportunities for intervention.”

In addition to testing for the COVID-19 (also called Coronavirus), the system can be used to diagnose other diseases and illnesses once the pandemic has passed. That makes it both invaluable now, and for years to come.

MV Agusta is not the only bike manufacturers stepping in to help in this time of need, we’ve even heard of a motorcycle luggage company turning its hand, and its sewing machines, to making protective masks for both healthcare workers and the public.

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