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Press Release | July 28, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced that shipments of COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests reached one million per day for the week ending July 24, based on the latest data from the association's National Testing Registry.

Press Release | July 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In its latest action to help ensure the widespread availability of testing to detect and contain the coronavirus, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced the creation of a comprehensive, national COVID-19 diagnostic supply registry to help state and federal governments in their pandemic responses. The national registry is being launched in partnership with 13 commercial diagnostics manufacturers: Abbott, BD, bioMérieux, Bio-Rad, Beckman Coulter, Cepheid, Hologic, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, QIAGEN, Roche Diagnostics, Sekisui Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.  

Press Release | July 1, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AdvaMed today sent the following letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar requesting that he extend the declared federal public health emergency (PHE) beyond its current expiration date, so that the medical technology industry can continue to efficiently deliver the tools hospitals need to treat people with COVID-19. In light of recent reports that the PHE would likely be extended, AdvaMed president and CEO Scott Whitaker requested that the medical technology industry be given the opportunity to weigh in on any future decision to terminate the PHE.

Press Release | June 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range of health care stakeholders and all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Press Release | June 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The MedTech Conference, powered by AdvaMed, promises to continue its tradition of providing world-class programming for the medical technology community, announcing today that the conference will be an all-virtual experience for 2020, and that its plan to host the conference in Toronto will be pushed to 2022.

Statement | June 17, 2020

Our partners at the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) sent us the following message to share with you:

Press Release | June 10, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), and the American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced 26 additional health care professional societies and associations have signed on to their joint “Re-entry Guidance for Health Care Facilities and Medical Device Representatives.” Released in May, the guidance outlines principles and considerations to support the vital collaboration between health care personnel and medical device representatives as health care facilities consider when and how to safely resume elective surgeries paused during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press Release | June 9, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today released the following statement from Susan Van Meter, executive director of AdvaMedDx, in response to comments on COVID-19 serology/antibody testing at today’s hearing by the Economic & Consumer Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight & Reform:

Press Release | May 28, 2020

Recent nationwide polling data shows 75% of Americans are ready to visit the doctor’s office again. Guidance released last week by AdvaMed, AORN, AHA “an important step” to resuming critical medical procedures .

Press Release | May 27, 2020

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- MVPvets, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that assists and prepares transitioning military veterans for meaningful employment in life science companies, announced the appointment of new Chairman of its Board of Directors, Capt. Derek Herrera, USMC (Ret.). Herrera has been actively involved as an MVPvets board member since early 2019. He succeeds outgoing Chairman Michael R. Minogue, the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Abiomed, who has provided leadership as the co-founder of MVPvets since 2012 and will continue to serve as a board member.