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Press Release | October 28, 2019
Sterilization Shortage could have “Ripple Effect” Nationally WASHINGTON, DC. – A top FDA official warned that additional closures of ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization plants could lead to shortages of critical medical devices across the country. “... Read More
Press Release | October 28, 2019
Medela LLC writes: "Medela serves more than 80% of U.S. hospitals and NICUs with sterile ... devices used in the NICU. Sterilization [with ethylene oxide] is the clinical standard of practice in the NICU to keep dangerous bacteria from appearing and... Read More
Statement | October 25, 2019
As leaders of state and regional trade associations representing the medical technology industry across the country, we are deeply concerned with recent legal and legislative actions undertaken in at least two states to shut down medical device... Read More
Press Release | October 25, 2019
FDA: “Without adequate availability of ethylene oxide sterilization, we anticipate a national shortage” WASHINGTON, D.C. – AdvaMed released a statement on FDA’s announcement today that the agency is concerned about medical device shortages in light... Read More
Press Release | October 24, 2019
Six Medical Societies Tell FDA We Need to Keep Ethylene Oxide Viable to “Ensure Patient Safety” WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, six leading medical groups sent a letter to FDA urging caution as regulators consider limiting the use of ethylene oxide (... Read More
Press Release | October 23, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of AdvaMed, today released the following statement on Georgia’s filing of a temporary restraining order against BD’s medical device sterilization plant in Covington, Ga.: “Governor Kemp’s attempt... Read More
Press Release | October 17, 2019
The Institute for Supply Management’s recently released September purchasing managers’ index – a key gauge of U.S. manufacturing strength – fell to its lowest reading in more than 10 years. The ISM index came in at 47.8% in September, the lowest... Read More
Press Release | October 17, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), today sent a letter to U.S. President Donald J. Trump seeking his help as the association works with Congress to “eliminate once and for... Read More
Press Release | October 14, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced the launch of its Center for Digital Health, a new advocacy platform designed to advance digital health and the contributions of the medical technology industry... Read More
Press Release | October 9, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), issued the following statement on the Department of Health and Human Services’ issuance of a proposed rule adding new safe harbors and... Read More

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