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Factsheet for measure LV-2020-50/1587 – Updated – measures in Latvia
|Country||Latvia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 07 December 2020|
Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/innovation
|Author||Kriss Karnitis (EPC) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||09 December 2020 (updated 25 February 2021)|
E. Gulbja laboratory in cooperation with JK Energo Ltd. and Latvijas Finieris Jsc. has created an innovative contactless clinical analysis collection machine. On 7 December 2020, the first of these machines were installed at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital for regular COVID-19 testing material collection of the hospital staff. From 14 December 2020, additional machines will be installed elsewhere and made available to the public.
An innovative contactless analysis collection device has been created by E.Gulbis laboratory in cooperation with JK Energo Ltd. and Latvijas Finieris Jsc. The device from the idea to the installation was created by Latvian specialists and companies, emphasized Didzis Gavars, a member of the board of E. Gulbis laboratory. The machine is fully automated and its software provides remote machine management.
It is expected that the new device will significantly save time for both laboratory and hospital staff, ensure faster test results and reduce the risk of infection.
In future the company plans that also other than COVID-19 testing material could be collected with the machine.
No information to report.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No social partners involvement.
No specific views to report.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities||Q86 Human health activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), E. Gulbja laboratory creates automated analysis collection machine, measure LV-2020-50/1587 (measures in Latvia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LV-2020-50_1587.html
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