AdvaMed Applauds Biden Administration Efforts to Strengthen Supply Chains, Protect Patients
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, AdvaMed, the Medtech Association, released the following statement from President and CEO Scott Whitaker on the recent actions to strengthen supply chains announced by President Biden as part of the inaugural convening of the White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience:
“The pandemic, extreme weather events, and geopolitical unrest have revealed severe supply chain challenges that have disrupted health care, as medtech companies work to source and transport components, parts, raw materials, and key inputs for medical devices. AdvaMed and our member companies are working closely with the Administration and Congress to address these challenges and strengthen the supply chain resilience in order to protect patients.
“Today’s announcement by President Biden is a major milestone in the whole-of-government approach we have championed through our role in the Administration’s Joint Supply Chain Resilience Working Group and with FDA’s Supply Chain Resilience Program. We look forward to continuing this partnership with the Administration, serving as a resource to strengthen sterilization capacity, as well as access to mature semiconductors and other critical materials such as helium. A resilient supply chain is key to protecting patients as our members continue to develop the life-saving medical technologies needed to diagnose and treat them, and we remain committed to working with our partners in the federal government to ensure patients are put first.”