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AdvaMed Calls for Renewed Effort to Sustain and Strengthen COVID Test Manufacturing

AdvaMed Calls for Renewed Effort to Sustain and Strengthen COVID Test Manufacturing

Today, AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker issued a statement following the White House’s announcement that the federal government’s COVID-19 response would be reduced in the coming weeks without additional funding from Congress.

AdvaMed Statement on White House Request for Information on COVID-19 Test Manufacturing

Today, AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker applauded the White House’s Request for Information on policies to sustain diagnostic test manufacturing for COVID-19. This comes as AdvaMedDx, a division of AdvaMed that represents more than 75 diagnostic companies, and other partners have encouraged the Biden Administration to do more to maintain COVID-19 test manufacturing capacity … Continued

Biden administration to buy 500M more rapid COVID-19 tests to give free to Americans

While AdvaMed said in a written statement last month that the Biden administration’s plan to purchase 500 million rapid COVID-19 tests and make them available for free was an “encouraging” step, the medtech lobby emphasized that the federal government plays a “pivotal role of guaranteeing the market,” and going forward more must be done to … Continued

AdvaMed: Administration Plan to Purchase 500 Million Covid Tests an “Encouraging Next Step,” Says More Must Be Done

Today, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) released the following statement from President and CEO Scott Whitaker regarding the White House’s newest measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic and rising cases related to the Omicron variant: “A consistent, reliable supply of rapid Covid tests is critical to getting our country through to the other side … Continued

AdvaMed Commends Administration Move to Increase Access to At-Home Covid Tests Through Private Insurance Coverage, Expansion of Testing Access in Vulnerable Communities

AdvaMed released the following statement from President and CEO Scott Whitaker on the Administration’s announcement today that, (1) beginning in January, private insurance plans will cover the cost of at-home Covid tests throughout the public health emergency, and (2) the Administration will increase to 50 million the number of free Covid tests provided through federally … Continued

MedTech POV Podcast | BD’s Tom Polen on Lessons Learned During COVID-19: “It Normally Takes Us Three Years … How About 90 Days?”

In a wide-ranging discussion on everything from his upbringing in rural Maryland to his elevation to CEO of Becton Dickinson (BD) just as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking shape, Tom Polen walks host Scott Whitaker and listeners through the company’s work throughout the pandemic, offering leadership and management lessons, as well as insight into decision-making … Continued

Medtech POV Podcast | Hologic’s Steve MacMillan Previews Unveiling of “Global Women’s Health Index,” Recounts Company’s Mobilization to Combat COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the Medtech POV Podcast’s most recent episode, Hologic President and CEO Steve MacMillan led host Scott Whitaker, President and CEO of AdvaMed, through a retrospective on the company’s more than tripling of total molecular diagnostic manufacturing capacity in order to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic and help save lives. … Continued

New Data Finds Medical Technology Industry Continues to Create High-Paying Jobs at Small Businesses Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

New data released today by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) found that the medical technology (medtech) industry created more, better-paying jobs than the manufacturing sector overall. AdvaMed commissioned the new economic research report by Macro Policy Advisors to study the industry’s jobs footprint and economic impact on states, and the results were overwhelmingly positive … Continued

MedTech POV Podcast with Scott Whitaker | FDA’s Dr. Jeff Shuren Says Agency Should “Re-envision” Medical Device Regulatory Framework

Dr. Jeff Shuren, the head of FDA’s medical device division, told a medtech audience on a podcast released this week that the agency should “re-envision” the medical device regulatory framework. Dr. Shuren recently appeared on the newly launched MedTech POV podcast hosted by AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker.

MedTech POV Podcast: Conversation with Dr. Steve Hahn

President and CEO of AdvaMed Scott Whitaker catches up with Dr. Steve Hahn. Before Hahn was the head of FDA, he worked as a medical oncologist, served as a commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, managed research for the NIH, and was appointed as the Chief Medical Executive of MD Anderson Cancer … Continued