Hospitals are currently facing shortages of many medical consumables, not just face masks. Rapid help is needed. These are problems with which the Project Group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology PAMB, Mannheim, a spin-off from Fraunhofer IPA, is well acquainted. After all, it engages with medical professionals on a daily basis. Its headquarters are located at the heart of the grounds that house Mannheim University Hospital and it has a coronavirus diagnosis station right outside its window. The project group’s medical technicians have provided rapid, direct support to the doctors.