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COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial in Atlanta is full

April 2, 2020

The Atlanta clinical trial testing a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 is full. Seventeen participants have joined the Atlanta part of the clinical trial, which is overseen by Emory University’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU), a spokesperson said.  The vaccine developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Moderna…

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Tens of Thousands of Life-saving Ventilators on Deck to Combat COVID-19

April 1, 2020

Key medtech sector pushes the limits of capacity to produce unprecedented numbers of respiratory medical devices WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association announced today that its member respiratory device companies have dramatically expanded the limits of their present production capacity in responding to the coronavirus outbreak, producing on average 2,000-3,000 ventilators per week, collectively,…

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Gov. Kemp orders statewide shelter-in-place, closes schools for rest of school year

April 1, 2020

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday that he is issuing a statewide shelter-in-place order as the state continues to battle the coronavirus.  During a news conference Wednesday afternoon the governor said he would sign the order on Thursday and it would go into effect on Friday.  Kemp also ordered that all public schools will remain…

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Sterigenics Granted Temporary Restraining Order

April 1, 2020

 Court Order Enables Atlanta Facility to Resume Full Operations  April 1, 2020 – Atlanta, GA – Sterigenics, a leading provider of mission-critical sterilization services to the healthcare industry, today commented on the ruling by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granting the company’s request for a temporary restraining order.  “Sterigenics…

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COVID-19 Test Availability Rapidly Scales Up

March 31, 2020

Industry Rallies To Boost Production WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today released the following statements by Scott Whitaker, AdvaMed president and CEO, and Susan Van Meter, executive director of AdvaMedDx, regarding the medtech industry’s ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic: “Within just the last few weeks, 17 diagnostics companies have received FDA Emergency…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Supply Chain Stabilization Task Force

March 30, 2020

The Supply Chain Stabilization Task Force is executing a whole-of-America approach to address limited supply of critical protective and life-saving equipment.  Through a four-prong approach of Preservation, Acceleration, Expansion and Allocation, FEMA is bringing the full capacity of the Federal government to bear to find solutions to protect the American people and defeat COVID-19.  Locating…

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