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Medtech Matters: AdvaMed's Scott Whitaker on Medtech's COVID-19 Response

Medtech Matters: AdvaMed's Scott Whitaker on Medtech's COVID-19 Response

MPO Editor-in-Chief Sean Fenske speaks with Scott Whitaker, AdvaMed President and CEO, about how the medtech industry is assisting in the COVID-19 effort.

By Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief04.17.20
In this episode of Medtech Matters, a podcast focused on the medical device manufacturing industry and the factors impacting it, we speak with Scott Whitaker, CEO and president of AdvaMed, the world’s largest medical technology association. He’s participating in the podcast to provide insight into the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges the medical device industry has been facing as a result. Specifically, we ask him about the following questions.  
 
  • We are hearing about the medical device industry mobilizing to support the healthcare professionals treating those with COVID-19. Overall, is the medical device industry keeping up and where are the greatest challenges being encountered?
  • What are medtech firms telling you the real pain points are they are facing?
  • Can you share your thoughts on the companies who are partnering with medical device manufacturers who aren’t accustomed to manufacturing under the FDA (e.g., Ford and Tesla)? What are the major concerns here?
  • How has the response been from the medical device manufacturing supply chain? Have they mobilized in step with the OEMs to enable the manufacture of these critical products?
  • Looking ahead, do you think the medical device supply chain will shift geographies and some of it will emerge more prominently within the U.S.?
 
Listen to this episode and see what you think of the concerns brought up regarding the effort against COVID-19. If you’d like to share thoughts, ask questions, or would like to suggest a future participant for Medtech Matters, please reach out to me at sfenske@rodmanmedia.com.
 
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