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Coronavirus Outbreak

We thank our member companies for their continued efforts to mobilize for health care workers on the frontlines. Learn more about how the industry has come together in the fight against COVID-19.

Coronavirus Top News

Press Release | March 17, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Biden administration’s announcement today of its plan to expand COVID-19 testing in our nation’s K-8 schools, AdvaMed — the world’s largest trade association representing medical technology companies — released the following statements from AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker and Susan Van Meter, executive director of AdvaMedDx, the division within AdvaMed that represents diagnostic testing companies.
Press Release | February 17, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)—the world’s largest trade association for medical technology and diagnostics companies in the world—released the following statement from President and CEO Scott Whitaker on today’s announcement by the Biden Administration of its plan to expand diagnostic testing.
Press Release | February 11, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today unveiled a newly repurposed platform to help device manufacturers locate and partner with thousands of component part manufacturers and sellers, should they need them during the COVID pandemic.

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AdvaMed Members Fight Coronavirus

Since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, AdvaMed member companies have donated millions of dollars’ worth of medical products and cash to hospitals, foundations and charities around the world. Medical device companies are responding to increased demand by ramping up production wherever possible, coordinating closely with governments to ensure the delivery of supplies where they are most needed, and in some cases, creating new devices and diagnostic tests to help effectively diagnose and treat sick patients.

We have assembled a collection of some of the efforts undertaken by AdvaMed member companies based on public statements.

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In Vitro Diagnostic COVID-19 Tests

In vitro diagnostic (IVD) manufacturers have taken key steps to increase patient access to coronavirus diagnostic testing in laboratories, hospitals, and other testing sites across the country to guide patient care and protect public health. To further assist state and federal governments in their pandemic responses, AdvaMed has created a comprehensive, national COVID-19 diagnostic supply registry which compiles information from diagnostic companies along with publicly available data on daily tests performed to create a centralized and standardized COVID-19 diagnostic supply registry.

Learn about the Registry

We have also compiled a list of companies that have developed IVDs that have received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Diagnostics Resources

MedTech’s Role in Combatting COVID-19

The medical technology industry recognizes its crucial role in our nation’s health care system, particularly during an unprecedented public health emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis has united us all as Americans in a global fight. The patients our industry serves have always been our No. 1 priority, and we are working around the clock to meet their needs. We are committed as medical technology innovators and manufacturers to working with federal, state, and local authorities to ensure our nation’s disaster planning efforts are coordinated, efficient, and effective. For weeks now, the medtech industry has been mobilizing to this global cause, and we are committed to the following guiding principles in our efforts to conquer the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Task Force

AdvaMed is actively working with key U.S. government agencies – including HHS, FDA, and CDC – as well government agencies around the world, to identify how the industry can help ensure that providers and patients everywhere have access to the medical technologies they need to help diagnose and fight this deadly virus.

As we continue to assess and respond to a crisis that continues to evolve, AdvaMed’s objective is to pool and disseminate industry knowledge, and share developments among our membership.

To that end, AdvaMed has assembled a coronavirus task force. Any AdvaMed member company is eligible to join. This task force meets during scheduled conference calls and provides readouts on the latest intel we are receiving from AdvaMed members, government agencies and other stakeholders.

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Mobilize For MedTech

Mobilize for MedTech is AdvaMed’s grassroots campaign, working to ensure that patients have timely access to life-changing technologies. Sign up to receive regular updates: