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New web portal to facilitate COVID-19 donations directly to health-care providers

April 10, 2020

Today, Health Connect South announces the launch of a web-based portal to facilitate COVID-19 donations to health-care providers across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The goal is to have a central location where individuals and institutions can connect directly with those health-care providers requesting donations of supplies, equipment and financial donations across the Southeast. “The mission of…

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ACC Assists Georgia with Important Ethylene Oxide Research

April 10, 2020

By American Chemistry: We understand people’s concerns over ethylene oxide. No one should have to question whether the air they breathe is safe. Protecting the health and safety of the public is a top priority for the producers and users of ethylene oxide and our industry, and companies that make and work with ethylene oxide are…

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FDA Authorization of STERIS Mask Decontamination System a “Game Changer for Our Heroes on the Front Lines”

April 10, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today released the following statement from President and CEO Scott Whitaker on STERIS’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from FDA for certain V-PRO® Low Temperature Sterilization Systems to allow health care providers to decontaminate N95 respirators on site:  “I agree with Commissioner Hahn: The ability to quickly decontaminate protective masks – and starting today, starting now, for every health care facility…

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FDA authorises Emory University to trial antiviral for Covid-19

April 9, 2020

Emory University subsidiary DRIVE has received the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its investigational new drug application of antiviral compound EIDD-2801 to treat Covid-19. The approval allows human clinical trials by Ridgeback Biotherapeutics in the US. Ridgeback Biotherapeutics exclusively licensed the compound. Discovered and developed by the university, EIDD-2801 is an orally available compound…

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Cancer Treatment Planning Must Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 9, 2020

OncoLens Virtual Tumor Board Software Now Available at No Cost to Support Cancer Treatment Professionals ATLANTA, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In the wake of COVID-19, cancer care teams must make increasingly complex decisions about the course of treatment for cancer patients. But care team members can no longer meet in person. Still, to continue to effectively…

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Piedmont Healthcare opening Marcus Tower early to provide capacity for COVID-19 response

April 8, 2020

Another 132 hospital beds, including 64 ICU beds, are being added to Atlanta’s health care system this month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Piedmont Healthcare said it will open the 16-story, $603 million Marcus Tower at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital four months early on April 13 to provide additional intensive care capacity for COVID-19 patients.…

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