COVID-19 News Central

Medical device companies play an essential role in combatting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To help, MD+DI is tracking developments in evolving regulator policies, support from medtech suppliers, and the progress being made in meeting urgent needs for medical supplies. Click on the links below for details, and monitor this page for updates.

Regulations, Policies, and Government Response
How CDRH Is Responding to COVID-19
Proposal to Postpone EU Medical Device Regulation Underway
FDA Warns Against Fraudulent COVID-19 Tests and Treatments
FDA Issues Emergency Guidance for Non-Invasive Remote Monitoring Devices
FDA Issues Enforcement Policy for Ventilators Amid Shortage Concerns
U.S. Government Issues RFI for Solutions to Combat Coronavirus (COVID-19)
FDA Gives EUA to CDC Coronavirus Detection Test
FDA Lays Out Plan for Coronavirus Medical Countermeasures

A Comprehensive Guide to COVID-19 EUA Submissions

Supplier Support
Supplier Stories for the Week of March 22: Web Industries, Smalley, Sensirion, Qosina, and Bindatex
Supplier Stories for the Week of March 15: Nelson Laboratories
Virtual Medical Device Meetings You Need to Know About: Nanofabrica
How 3D Printing Is Helping in the Fight Against Coronavirus

Medtech’s Response
Thermo Fisher Granted CE Mark for COVID-19 Test
Astrotech Developing New Test for COVID-19
Masimo’s Latest Acquisition Could Help in the Fight Against COVID-19
Abbott Brings Home EUA for COVID-19 Test
Rapid Diagnostics Firm Secures Financing Amid Covid-19 Crisis
BD Ramps Up Production, Collaborates on New Diagnostic in Response to COVID-19
Can Remote Patient Monitoring Curb COVID-19?
Medical Equipment Manufacturer Increases Production to Meet Demand Driven by COVID-19 Pandemic
More Tests on the Way as Coronavirus Spreads
Researchers Discover Interesting Imaging Features for Coronavirus
Co-Diagnostics Grabs CE Mark for Coronavirus IVD
8 Ways the Medtech Industry is Responding to the Coronavirus

Market Impact
Obalon Mulling Over Strategic Options Amid COVID-19 Crisis
How Is COVID-19 Impacting Organ Transplants?
Conformis Faced with Tough Decision to Furlough One-Third of Its Workforce
The Biggest Threat to Medical Device Revenue Growth During the Pandemic
FDA Suspends Inspections Outside of the US Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
Coronavirus Hits Big Medtech Where It Hurts Most – Revenue

Other Innovations
Elon Musk Talks Ventilators with Medtronic
Virginia Boy 3D Prints Mask for Sick Uncle and Others

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