A worldwide hackathon: Hospitals turn to crowdsourcing and 3D printing amid equipment shortages

The efforts come as supply shortages loom in one of the biggest challenges for health care systems around the world.

Earlier this month, the CEO of an Italian 3D-printing startup learned that a hospital near the center of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy was running short on a small but crucial component: the valves that connect respirators to oxygen masks.

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