PPE

GetUsPPE Delivers One Million Face Shields to Healthcare Facilities Nationwide

Via Boston Scientific GetUsPPE, a leading volunteer organization connecting healthcare providers with supplies of PPE (personal protective equipment), has delivered one million face shields to healthcare facilities around the United States. Shields manufactured and donated by medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) were distributed by partners including Amazon to healthcare facilities in more than 40 U.S. […]

Ford and 3M begin shipping respirators to front-line health workers fighting coronavirus pandemic

Via CNBC “3M is selling and distributing the Ford-designed respirators through 3M-authorized distributors. Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle is the first customer to order and take delivery, the automaker said.” “3M and Ford say they will donate any profits from the medical equipment sales to Covid-related nonprofit organizations.” “The newly designed respirators include a […]

3M Awarded Department of Defense Contracts to Further Expand U.S. Production of N95 Respirators

Via 3M 3M has been awarded two contracts through the U.S. Department of Defense in recent weeks to further expand U.S. production of N95 respirators in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Beginning in January, 3M ramped up production of respirators and doubled its global output to 1.1 billion per year – including 35 million N95 […]

Minnesota Gets Supply Chain, Warehouse Expertise from Target, Ecolab, Other Corporations

Via Star Tribune “Maplewood-based 3M’s team is helping ferret out fraudulent suppliers or products. Target helped the state develop a web-based tool that can help businesses track the health of their workforce.” “And Bloomington-based filtration giant Donaldson Co. and St. Paul-based Ecolab are helping with supply chain expertise.” “‘We view our best opportunity to help […]

3M has sued 5 vendors who targeted emergency officials in 3 states offering billions of nonexistent N95 respirators

Via 3M 3M has filed five legal actions in federal courts in Florida, Wisconsin and Indiana as part of its global effort to protect the public and combat fraud and counterfeiting. The lawsuits involve separate defendants who attempted to target government officials with fraudulent offers to sell N95 respirators — in one case claiming to […]

3M’s Latest N95 Complaint Targets Wisconsin Price Gouging

Via Bloomberg Law “The complaint is the latest in a volley of trademark infringement claims filed by 3M targeting companies for engaging in N95 price gouging during the Covid-19 crisis. 3M has also sued alleged price gougers in New York, California, Texas, and Florida.” “3M said Scott Patella, a registered agent of Hulomil LLC, contacted […]

3M’s complicated road to enough N95 capacity took many hands

Via Star Tribune “As the coronavirus mushroomed across the rest of the world, a global shortage of N95s would develop and test 3M like nothing else in its 118-year history.” “Entering the year, only 15% of 3M’s N95s were made for health care customers. Not even four months later, it’s now 90%. That “flip” was […]

Central Logic Selected to Help Orchestrate Care for All COVID-19 Patients in Arizona

As state prepares for patient surge, Regional Access Center is formed that will leverage technology, best practices and other solutions to unite all health systems and hospitals–ensuring patient access to beds, ventilators and care without delay SANDY, Utah, April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Central Logic, the industry innovator in enterprise visibility and tools to accelerate access to care, […]

Pentagon Picks 3M, Honeywell, Owens & Minor to Make N95 Masks

Via Bloomberg “Under the contracts 3M will receive $76 million; Halyard, the Owens & Minor unit, will get $29 million; and Honeywell will receive $27.4 million.” “With the medical-grade masks seen as critical resources in short supply because of the pandemic, the Pentagon has already contributed 10 million of the face coverings from its own stockpiles.” Get the […]

M Health Fairview Rolls Out New UV Decontamination Process For N95 Masks

Via M Health Fairview A new process for decontaminating N95 masks will protect healthcare workers and conserve limited resources, thanks to a collaboration between M Health Fairview, 3M, Clorox, and other community partners. M Health Fairview’s unique mobile UV tower system allows for a fast, streamlined process to decontaminate masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, which […]

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