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Baltimore Startup Aims to Create 'Bulletproof Vest' for Front-Line Health Care Workers

A Baltimore physician and serial entrepreneur has launched Drape Medical, a new medical device company focused on protecting healthcare workers from airborne viruses and infections like COVID-19. Their cover device – “Care Cove” - can completely encapsulate a patient. Baltimore County-based Root3 Labs helped to develop prototypes before launch. Founder Dr. Steven Tropello and Drape Medical's interim CEO Jeff Katz are relying on relationships they have built within Baltimore's vibrant medical and entrepreneurial communities to accelerate the go-to-market strategy for Care Cove, according to the


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