Regulatory Experts React As UK Gov Asks Heavy Engineering Firms To Produce Ventilators
Medtech regulatory parameters could be shifting as the UK makes an unprecedented call for other industries to produce ventilators to deal with the current COVID-19 situation.
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With many non-CE marked products being allowed onto various EU member state markets, who is going to monitor compliance? TÜV-SÜD’s Bassil Akra calls for cooperation to avoid unsafe products being used on patients.
Ford Races To The Rescue: US Auto Maker Partners With GE, 3M To Make Ventilators, Respirators During COVID-19 Crisis
Ford Motor Co. announced partnerships on 24 March with GE Healthcare and 3M Co. to manufacture much-needed medical ventilators and respirators. The auto maker also said it’s developing and testing plastic face shields for health care workers.