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AdvaMed Commends Administration’s Announcement on Elective Surgeries

April 17, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker released the following statement:  “We appreciate the President’s announcement tonight of a plan that would safely allow elective surgeries to resume. The term ‘elective surgeries’ implies they’re procedures patients choose to have, but in reality means surgeries or procedures that are ‘scheduled,’ are important to the patient’s health, and…

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Global Health Crisis Coordination Center Launches in Atlanta to Confront COVID-19 Outbreak

April 16, 2020

CDC Foundation and Microsoft provide seed funds for unprecedented private sector coordination effort to address health and safety threats ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Global Health Crisis Coordination Center (GHC3) has been formed to develop and lead a partner coalition of corporations and nonprofits that can assist public officials in real-time problem-solving and coordination during health related crises. Following…

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As Ebola drug review starts, Regeneron hopes to chart similar path for coronavirus therapy

April 16, 2020

Dive Brief: The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to quickly review an experimental therapy for Ebola virus infections developed by Regeneron, setting an approval decision deadline of Oct. 25 for the New York biotech’s antibody-based treatment. REGN-EB3, as Regeneron calls it, is backed by results from a study of four drug regimens conducted during the 2018…

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BIO Signs on to Letter Urging Federal Government to Protect Essential Workers

April 14, 2020

We support prioritizing the healthcare sector for COVID-19 testing supplies, and as testing becomes more available and abundant, the undersigned organizations urge the federal government to provide COVID-19 testing resources to U.S. employers that are engaged in essential business services. Increased access to COVID-19 testing for our workforce will help flatten the curve by removing…

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VERO Biotech Commits to Atlanta Healthcare Providers, Patients and Hiring Expansions During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 13, 2020

Atlanta-based biotech provides innovative portable inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) delivery system; Makes emergency treatment protocols available to Atlanta hospitals; Company is hiring in Atlanta to meet increased demand  April 13, 2020 – VERO Biotech LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia-based biotechnology company focused on saving lives, alleviating suffering, and improving the health economics of care, today announced that it…

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State executes deal to build 200-hospital bed alternate care facility

April 13, 2020

A 200-bed care facility is set to be built at the Georgia World Congress Center in response to the state’s expected surge in COVID-19 patients. Gov. Brian Kemp’s office announced Sunday the State of Georgia executed a contract with Pacific Architects and Engineers, a defense and government services contractor, to construct the alternate care facility that would serve…

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