Time-Tested Innovation | From Apollo 11 to COVID-19 Isolation Rooms
This fight isn’t the first time our products have been used in applications that help save lives, and it won’t be the last. Dwyer products are used across the world by people who produce food, clean water, and ensure the quality of life of those around them. They’re seen at core turning points in the history of both the United States and abroad.
[T]he prospect of moon germs also mirrored a real public health concern at the time, of novel pathogens that the population had never had a chance to build an immunity to. It’s a fear that remains with us today, which was sparked at the time by, for example, new influenza strains popping up on occasion. If something nasty hitched a ride back from the moon, it would have been the epitome of a novel pathogen. And, it would have driven doctors and public health practitioners way beyond their comfort zone.
This uncertainty that we’re facing now is something that many have been trying to prevent for years. At the same time, we (at Dwyer) are incredibly lucky to be in the position where our products are being used to directly help patients, nurses, and doctors.
Dwyer Instruments was founded in 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. Although our headquarters have moved since and our manufacturing operations have expanded, the Dwyer Instruments family has kept its roots planted firmly in the midwest United States. Dwyer manufacturing and design centers are located in Indiana, Minnesota, and Missouri.