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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 […]

PhysIQ Applies Ebola Expertise to Fight COVID-19

PhysIQ uses over one million hours of training set data to implement new machine learning analytics aimed at detecting early signs of COVID-19. This expertise will help mitigate a surge of hospital patients and reduce patient and healthcare provider exposures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach allows for increased clinical surveillance of patients being remotely […]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and North Memorial Health Introduce a New Solution of Mask Covers Made from Surgical Wrap to Protect Healthcare Workers

Via Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Minnesota, healthcare organizations have a pressing need to protect their critical supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and North Memorial Health have joined forces to create a new solution to […]

University of Minnesota Twin Cities designs respirator mask prototypes from filter technology

Via the University of Minnesota “The masks — one modified anesthesia mask and one single-use, disposable mask — are being developed to be close to a N95-equivalent with three distinctive components in mind: ventilation, fit and resilience to supply chain fluctuations. The idea was partly inspired by a process posted on YouTube from the Boston […]

How Boston Scientific is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Via Boston Scientific “At Boston Scientific, our priority is to protect and aid the health and safety of our employees, our physician customers and their patients. That has always meant ensuring that our life-changing devices and therapies would be available when needed. Now, it means finding new and creative ways to support the frontline healthcare […]

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