A press release from Apple states that Apple’s $10 million donation to COPAN Diagnostics from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund led to more than 15 million COVID-19 tests being shipped across the United States.
The Chief operating officer of Apple, Jeff Williams, expressed the joy of the company towards its contribution and continued funding to support frontline healthcare workers who are battling the pandemic across the United States.
According to him, “We are proud our Advanced Manufacturing Fund is supporting companies like COPAN who are playing a critical role in the fight against COVID-19 and assisting healthcare professionals and communities across the country.”
Apple says that it’s continuing to work hand in hand with COPAN and more than a dozen other companies to find new and innovative ways to increase the production of COVID-19 tests by developing new machinery at COPAN’s facility in Southern California.
Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund is “designed to foster and support the innovative production and high-skill jobs.” Apple’s investment in the fund so far accounts for more than $1.3 billion and supports 450,000 suppliers jobs across all 50 states.