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Bvlgari engaged against COVID-19


Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic Bvlgari stands with science in its struggle against the virus, and its dissemination by facilitating a major donation to the Research Department of the Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital in Rome where the medical teams were the first to isolate the virus in less than 48 hours, a key achievement that allows for better diagnosis, and in developing a possible vaccine.

Bvlgari, likewise donated a new 3D microscope represented by CEO Jean-Christophe Babin and the company’s Executive Vice President for Sales and Retail, Lelio Gavazza. The latter owing to its ability to accurately identify microscopic cell structures even on three-dimensional biological samples, and to follow their growth and interaction with other microorganisms over time, it is the best tool for studying Covid-19 infections at a cellular level.

Courtesy of Bvlgari.

This type of microscope was the first to be installed in the city of Rome, and currently allows INMI researchers to carry out innovative experimental research protocols.

Beyond the technological donations made by Bvlgari, the Roman jeweller is producing a hand sanitiser gel together with Bvlgari historical fragrances partner, ICR (Industrie Cosmetiche Riunite, Lodi), which is being distributed in 75ml recyclable bottles through the Protezione Civile (Italian Civil Protection Department) in order to help the most critical infrastructures today against Covid-19. Bvlgari plans to manufacture hundreds of thousands of bottles in the upcoming 2 months.

Bvlgari is part of the LVMH Group, the world leader in luxury products and retailing, which on an ad hoc bases is supporting  French Health Authorities, manufacturing in its Perfume & Cosmetics laboratories (DiorGuerlain,Givenchy) around 50 tons per week of sanitising hands gel to be generously distributed across French hospitals.

The LVMH Group has also placed an order of a significant amount of masks to a Chinese supplier being distributed in France, Italy and Spain. 

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