COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson Announces a Lead Vaccine Candidate for COVID-19; Landmark New Partnership with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; and Commitment to Supply One Billion Vaccines Worldwide for Emergency Pandemic Use

Via Johnson and Johnson Johnson & Johnson and BARDA Together Commit More than $1 Billion to Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Research and Development; Company Expects to Initiate Phase 1 Human Clinical Studies of Vaccine Candidate at Latest by September 2020 Johnson & Johnson Will Establish New U.S. Vaccine Manufacturing Capabilities and Additional Production Capacity Outside the U.S. to Begin […]

NAMSA is Committed to Client and Associate Health and Safety

Via NAMSA The health and wellbeing of our Clients, Associates, Partners and communities are top concerns for NAMSA, and we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 health situation currently impacting our global community. We understand that this unique time in history is full of uncertainty and concern. However, as in other times of health crises, we […]

Smiths Group to Produce 10,000 Ventilators for the UK Government

Via Smiths Medical Smiths Group (“Smiths”) confirms that it is contracting with the UK Government for a significant ramp up in the production of its life saving Smiths Medical paraPAC plus™ ventilators. Production will rapidly increase from hundreds a month to thousands a month to fulfil 10,000 units in response to the UK Government’s challenge to UK […]

Medtronic Shares Ventilation Design Specifications to Accelerate Efforts to Increase Global Ventilator Production

Via Medtronic DUBLIN – March 30, 2020 – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it is publicly sharing the design specifications for the Puritan Bennett™ 560 (PB 560) to enable participants across industries to evaluate options for rapid ventilator manufacturing to help doctors and patients dealing with COVID-19. This decision is consistent […]

Starkey Donates 80,000 Masks to Healthcare Workers

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (March 27, 2020) – As part of its ongoing efforts to support hearing and healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, this week, Starkey donated more than 80,000 masks to Hennepin County in Minnesota. The donation is in response to the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals across the country.  “We are […]

PhysIQ’s Proprietary Personalized Analytics to be Used for COVID-19 Care with Newly Broadened FDA Labeling

PhysIQ announces FDA-sanctioned labeling to address the COVID-19 public health emergency with its proprietary Multivariate Change Index (MCI) Deployed within the pinpointIQ® continuous remote monitoring solution, physIQ’s MCI will be used to proactively monitor homebound patients with or vulnerable to COVID-19 The sophisticated, machine learning-based algorithm uses multiple continuous vital signs from wearable sensors to detect […]

Medical Alley Association Information on Financial Assistance Available and Pending in Response to Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused economic dislocation for many member companies resulting in business slowing, cash flow challenges, and the need for bridge financing. The following document outlines existing and pending assistance programs. Medical Alley will provide updated information as it becomes available. The federal stimulus legislation has not passed at the time of writing […]

Mayo Clinic CEO says group working to predict potential coronavirus hotspots

Via Face the Nation MAA COVID-19 INFORMATION DISCLAIMER: The Medical Alley Association is providing COVID-19 related information, including the “COVID-19 Resource Connect” feature on its website and summaries of laws, executive orders, and government programs that may be of interest to members, as a public service.   The Medical Alley Association makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties […]

UnitedHealth Group To Roll Out Coronavirus Test To 46,000 Doctors

Via Forbes “A study funded by UnitedHealth Group earlier this week shows people can self-administer a diagnostic test with a much smaller swab, a process that should save potentially thousands of clinicians from being exposed to the virus while at the same time making the testing simpler.” “Researchers say such a self-administered process eliminates the need […]

Veeva Systems sees product usage increase tenfold as biotech companies race to find COVID-19 cure

Via CNBC “One of the products involved in the process is Veeva Engage, a customer relationship management platform tailored to life sciences companies. The system offers online video conferencing and content sharing applications. Health-care professionals are using the program to connect with doctors remotely to deliver care to patients, Gassner explained.” “The video conferencing tools […]

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