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MEI Donates 500,000 Euros for Coronavirus Crisis

It has donated to 3 health facilities in Italy.

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(PRESS RELEASE) To face the coronavirus emergency, MEI, which produces lens edging machines, is contributing to the fundraising initiatives launched in the area of its Italian headquarters. Bergamo, Italy, is one of the cities most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in the world.

MEI, with the support of its not-for-profit MEI Foundation, donated 150,000 euros to the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo and another 150,000 euros to the Health Protection Agency of Bergamo.

Furthermore, MEI wanted to support research assuring that the path taken by the Italian Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research can help combat the coronavirus emergency. MEI has therefore decided to support the institute with a contribution of 200,000 euros.

“With these donations we wanted to give concrete support to our community and communicate our gratitude to all the healthcare professionals and researchers involved in this emergency. The situation is dramatic, the needs are many, from logistical to instrumental ones,” said Stefano Sonzogni, president of MEI. “Certain that we will win this battle, we hope that the situation will soon return to normal.”

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