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Medtronic Expands Respiratory Remote Monitoring Solutions in Fight Against COVID-19

Medtronic Care Management Services offers new solutions to help evaluate and monitor patients for COVID-19
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As health systems cope with a growing onslaught of COVID-19 cases, clinicians need new ways to evaluate and monitor symptoms of patients who have been exposed to or diagnosed with the disease without putting themselves, or others, at risk.

For 20 years, Medtronic Care Management Services (MCMS) has offered a suite of remote monitoring solutions for hospitals, health plans, and home health agencies, primarily to help patients manage complex, chronic, co-morbid conditions like heart failure or diabetes.

Combating COVID-19: Medtronic Teams Ramp Up Ventilator Manufacturing

Amid a global pandemic, employees band together to power ventilator production.
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Philomena Flaherty had a feeling she would play a role in the global effort to mobilize against COVID-19.

Flaherty works at a Medtronic facility in Galway, Ireland, where she makes a key component of the company’s high-performance Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator. When COVID-19 started spreading in China, Flaherty realized demand for the devices she has made for years would soon surge. “I always knew it would come to our door,” she said.

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Medtronic Continuing to Increase Ventilator Production to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

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April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, continues to make progress in increasing ventilator production worldwide. The company has increased production by more than 40 percent to date and is on track to more than double its capacity to manufacture and supply ventilators in response to the urgent needs of patients and healthcare systems across the globe confronting COVID-19.

Black & Veatch’s Incubator Launches Campaign for Coronavirus Solutions

‘IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator’ aims to hasten development, deployment of innovations to stem pandemic
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – From its prompting of citizens to socially distance themselves to its rising infection rates and economic devastation, the novel coronavirus pandemic has meant unprecedented, tragic disruption. It’s against that backdrop that a Black & Veatch initiative is leading a push to find and collaborate with startups and other innovators to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, with the hope that the future applications also extend beyond the pandemic itself.

COVID-19 Emergency Management Services

Providing preparedness, response, and mitigation services to assist federal, state, and local partners with the containment of COVID-19
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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of emergency management and community resilience services across the entire continuum of devastating impacts of man-made and natural events. We are providing support to our clients to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 impacts.

Ventec Life Systems and GM Partner to Mass Produce Critical Care Ventilators in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

GM to also produce surgical masks to support frontline healthcare professionals
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BOTHELL, Wash., March 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Ventec Life Systems announced today General Motors will build VOCSN critical care ventilators at GM’s Kokomo, Indiana manufacturing facility with FDA-cleared ventilators scheduled to ship as soon as next month. This effort is in addition to Ventec taking aggressive steps to ramp up production at their manufacturing facility in Bothell, Washington.

Coronavirus and the Multifaceted Role of Measurement

by Jay Alexander, CTO at Keysight Technologies
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From medical professionals to electrical engineers and computer scientists, we're seeing experts across a wide range of disciplines stepping up to face the challenges that coronavirus presents to our society. The coronavirus detection research happening at the Missouri University of Science and Technology is a great example, and measurement is playing a significant role.

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From medical professionals to electrical engineers and computer scientists, we're seeing experts across a wide range of disciplines stepping up to face the challenges that coronavirus presents to our society. The coronavirus detection research happening at the Missouri University of Science and Technology is a great example, and measurement is playing a significant role.

American Express Is Matching Donations to Feeding America up to $1M to Feed Communities Impacted by COVID-19 when Card Members Use Membership Rewards® Points Toward Their Donations

New Program is Part of Company’s $5 Million Commitment to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts
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NEW YORK, March 24, 2020 /3BL Media/  American Express is continuing its support of organizations combatting COVID-19 with the launch of a donation matching program to help feed local communities impacted in the U.S. When U.S.

Johnson & Johnson Announces Collaboration With the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Development

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have entered a collaboration with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to support the development of a preventive vaccine candidate for COVID-19. The parties have commenced preclinical testing of multiple vaccine prospects, with the aim to identify by the end of the month a COVID-19 vaccine candidate for clinical trials.

New York Times Magazine Explores Lab’s Work With Gene Drives

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CRB-designed facility supports work to remap mosquito genes in fight against infectious disease

The highly complex and scientific battle to contain, treat and one day cure mosquito-borne disease is being waged on groundbreaking fronts. One of them is at a laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, where scientists are working obsessively to re-map arthropod genetics and, ultimately, flip the script on infectious illnesses.

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