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January 28, 2020

AdvaMed Working Closely with U.S., Chinese Governments on Coronavirus Response, Readiness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scott Whitaker, President and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), issued the following statement on the emergence of the coronavirus:

“As the leading global association for the medical technology industry, we are actively working with the Chinese and U.S. governments on the growing public health concern posed by the coronavirus.

“FDA Commissioner Hahn is exactly right that we must ‘facilitate the development and availability of investigational medical products’ to address this global threat. We are working with key U.S. government agencies – including HHS, FDA, and CDC – as well as the Chinese government, to identify how we as an 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.”

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AdvaMed member companies produce the medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments. AdvaMed members range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. For more information, visit www.advamed.org.