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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA takes action to increase U.S. supplies through instructions for PPE and device manufacturers

March 24, 2020

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action to increase U.S. supplies to support the U.S. response to COVID-19 by providing instructions to manufacturers importing personal protective equipment and other devices. One of FDA’s priorities in combating the COVID-19 pandemic is facilitating access to critical personal protective equipment (PPE) and devices. We are engaging with…

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VERO Biotech Announces First Patient With COVID-19 Infection Complicating Pulmonary Hypertension Treated with GENOSYL® DS, the First and Only FDA-Approved Tankless System for the Delivery of Inhaled Nitric Oxide

March 24, 2020

Treatment informs FDA approval for emergency expanded access use for GENOSYL® inhaled nitric oxide  GENOSYL® DS facilitates homebound use of inhaled nitric oxide in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension in patients with COVID-19 infection March 24, 2020, – VERO Biotech LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia-based biotechnology company focused on saving lives, alleviating suffering, and improving the health…

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Gov. Kemp Calls on Georgia Businesses to Aid with Critical Health Care Needs

March 24, 2020

Atlanta, March 24, 2020 –Governor Brian P. Kemp today called on all Georgia businesses who are able to help the state provide, produce, distribute, or store critical health care items needed to fight the spread of COVID-19. “As our state’s hardworking healthcare workers and first responders stand on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19,…

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Virginia biotech company teams up with UGA to develop COVID-19 therapy

March 24, 2020

A Virginia biotech company has teamed up with The University of Georgia to develop a therapy to fight coronavirus. Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE American: CVM) said March 23 it signed a collaboration agreement with UGA’s Center for Vaccines and Immunology to develop LEAPS COVID-19 immunotherapy.  “CEL-SCI’s immunotherapy candidate aims to treat patients at highest risk of dying from COVID-19,” the company…

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Pressure mounts to reopen Sterigenics Ga. plant to address pandemic

March 24, 2020

Under pressure from the FDA, officials in Cobb County, Ga., may allow Sterigenics to reopen a medical device sterilization plant sooner than expected to address the coronavirus pandemic. Oak Park, Ill.-based Sterigenics temporarily shut the Atlanta plant on August 26 to voluntarily upgrade emission controls for ethylene oxide (EtO), the carcinogenic gas it used to sterilize medical…

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Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

March 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history and is intended as…

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