Baxter manufactures life-saving blood purification systems regularly used in acute chronic and kidney conditions. The demand for these medical devices has surged due to the influx of COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care in hospitals.
Baxter’s job postings have nearly tripled between February and March 2020, which is in-line with the company experiencing a significant increase in demand.
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In addition, all Baxter facilities are maximizing production levels and increasing access to air freight capacity, as well as the frequency of transporting devices and medicines between the US and Europe. This will aid the company in getting more of its products to hospitals as quickly as possible.
“Despite the US’ efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, the country continues to lead in number of daily new cases, with six times the number of new cases over the second-leading country, Spain. These numbers indicate the high need for continued supply of essential, life-saving medical devices, such as the ones being produced by Baxter,” added Lo.