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Align Technology, Inc. announced that the Align Foundation has pledged $1 million to support COVID-19 global relief efforts
Align Technology, Inc. announced that the Align Foundation has pledged $1 million to support COVID-19 global relief efforts, the company said in a statement.
Align will also donate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as N95 masks and is working with partners to source additional supplies for hospitals and healthcare providers treating COVID-19 patients.
“Our goal is to fund and then quickly identify communities and initiatives where contributions will be most impactful,” said Joe Hogan, Align Technology president and CEO. “Our top concern is the health and safety of our employees and their families, our doctor partners, their staff, and patients and their families around the world. They are all part of communities that are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and we are committed to help protect them.”
As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of custom 3D-printed materials, Align is also reaching out to public and private sector organizations to offer its expertise on ways to reduce the scarcity of parts and materials for public health needs. Additionally, Algin said it is exploring options to convert its custom manufacturing and tooling equipment to help meet critical needs.
The Align Foundation is the company’s donor-advised fund through Fidelity Charitable.