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COVID-19 Information Hub

As the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to impact the health of people and the economy of countries around the world, the medical technology industry is working to support all ongoing efforts against this pandemic.

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Our members are working relentlessly to make sure that healthcare workers, patients and healthcare systems get full support in their response to COVID-19. The medical technology industry is committed and engaged in bringing healthcare professionals, patients and Member States all the support they need to contain and combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 information hub provides you with relevant information on activities of the medical technology manufacturers, the European Union and the Member States in addressing the Coronavirus pandemic. Scroll through the page to find out more about:

1. The role of medical technology in the acute management of COVID-19

Medical technology plays a vital role in in the response to COVID-19. Whether by testing who may have contracted COVID-19, ensuring that healthcare professionals can work safely or providing citizens with protective equipment, medical technology is pivotal.

Three key categories of health products are critical in these times:
COVID-19 diagnostic tests: you can learn more about the different type of COVID-19 tests available here.
Personal protective equipment (PPE): this includes face masks, gloves, protective goggles and suits. More information on PPE is available here.
Respiratory support equipment: this includes ventilators and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and is a crucial part of intensive care treatment.

Our Director International Affairs, Jesus Rueda Rodriguez, explains more about these products and the way they help in the response on our  MedTech ON AIR podcast.

To make sure that these products are produced and supplied to hospitals and healthcare systems, our members, both manufacturers and national associations, work relentlessly.

As a trade association, our role is to coordinate and liaise among manufacturers, national associations and EU institutions. Trade associations like MedTech Europe are essentials to make sure that supply chains are not disrupted, access to all medical technologies can continue and information flows between institutions and industry.

As a European association, MedTech Europe supports these efforts. We coordinate and liaise among manufacturers, national associations and EU institutions to make sure that supply chains are not disrupted and access to all medical technologies can continue.

2. The role of medical technology in building healthcare sector’s resiliency

Medical technology plays a critical role in building strategies to the way for a ‘new normal’. COVID-19 diagnostic tests help manage cases and isolate affected individuals; PPE protects citizens in their day to day life and creates a safer environment for medical personnel.

For a deeper look into this you can listen to the podcast below:

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