Tag: COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19: Lessons learnt from Italy, China and the USA

A webinar hosted by the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) on 2 April brought together neurointerventionalists and endovascular neurosurgeons from Italy, China, and the...

Philips and the US government collaborate in ventilator production ramp up...

Royal Philips has announced that the US government and Philips agreed to team up to increase the production of hospital ventilators in its manufacturing...
Medtronic

Medtronic provides ventilator progress update

Medtronic has announced updates regarding its efforts to increase ventilator production around the globe. The company is announcing progress in the ramp-up of its...
Medtronic

Medtronic shares ventilation design specifications to accelerate efforts to increase global...

Medtronic has announced it is publicly sharing the design specifications for the Puritan Bennett 560 (PB 560) to enable participants across industries to evaluate...

Stryker develops Emergency Relief Bed in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Stryker has announced the development of a limited-release emergency response bed to quickly aid healthcare providers with efficient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency...
New York COVID-19

New York City in the age of COVID-19: A Neuroendovascular experience

Amid the chaos of the pandemic, it is becoming increasingly difficult, "if not impossible", to care both critically-ill COVID-19 sufferers and non-COVID patients simultaneously,...

COVID-19: European Commission agrees to postpone new MDR because of pandemic

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a proposal to postpone by one year the date of application of the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), which...
CMSS

CMSS “strongly urges action” to ensure all frontline healthcare professionals are...

In a new statement published on 2 April 2020, all 45 societies represented by the US Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)—over 800,000 physicians—emphatically...
SNIS recommendations COVID-19

SNIS releases recommendations for emergent neurointerventional patients during COVID-19

The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) has published a set of recommendations for the care of emergent neurointerventional patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Acute...

COVID-19: European Commission looking to postpone new MDR by one year

During a Q&A section of a European Commission (EC) college meeting on 25 March, EC spokesperson Stefan de Keersmaecker stated that the commission were looking to...

Adapt clinical studies to alleviate impact of pandemic

A viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association has offered potential solutions to modifying ongoing randomised clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic....

CDRH adjusts working practices with medical device companies to deal with...

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has written to the medical device industry to outline its...

AHA commits US$2.5 million for fast-tracked COVID-19 heart and brain research

The American Heart Association (AHA) has committed US$2.5 million to research efforts to better understand the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and its interaction with the...