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FDA Approves Emergency Ventilator Production Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The FDA has granted approval to medical equipment manufacturer Medtronic to make a lower-cost ventilator in response to the increased demand due to the coronavirus outbreak.  The ventilator, known as the Puritan Bennett 560, currently sells for an average price of under $10,000 in 35 different counties. Medtronic plans to launch the Puritan...


Medical Tech Industry Asks FEMA To Oversee Ventilator Distribution Decisions

On March 24, 2020, CEO Scott Whitaker of AdvaMed medical industry sent a letter to administrator Peter Gaynor at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) asking for help distributing ventilators across the United States. The medical device industry advocacy group seeks to ensure that ventilators are being allocated to locations that need them the...

Medical Disposables

Various Factors Influence 2026 Global Medical Disposables Market Forecast

The following is a detailed report that forecasts the Medical Disposables Industry by 2026. It covers all important factors that influence predictions, including cost structure, capacity, development trends, size, challenges, shares, competitive analysis, and key vendors.   Here are the table of contents highlights broken down by...


COVID-19 Death Toll Rises as Ventilator Production Struggles To Keep Up

More ventilators are needed to keep up with the demands of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, increasing production is more complicated than it might seem. Thousands of volunteers are donating their time and resources to fill in the gaps. Despite these efforts, the COVID-10 death toll continues to rise.   As the number of patients...

Medtronic Ventilator

Medtronic To Make Ventilators Around The Clock During COVID-19 Outbreak

The medical device production company Medtronic pledges to 24/7 ventilator production amid the coronavirus outbreak. According to the president of Minimally Invasive Therapies Group at Medtronic, no single company will be able to meet the demands that the coronavirus has put on the need for ventilators. However, commitments from non-medical industries,...

COVID-19 Medical Equipment

Safe Strategies Needed To Transfer COVID-19 Medical Supplies As Demand Increases

Medical technology manufacturing companies in China that were expecting a profitable first quarter are in for a shock. The coronavirus has evolved into a global crisis that brings about overwhelming challenges and many new opportunities for non-medical industries across the world. Within the first week of lock down in the United States, which...


FDA Loosens Strings On Ventilator Guidelines To Cope With COVID-19 Outbreak

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, the FDA published a guide that eases up on ventilator processes and uses to meet the demand of the devices amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The guide allows ventilator manufacturers to modify the machine’s software and hardware without submitting a premarket notification first. The guide also outlines suggestions for non-medical...