AdvaMed launches online platform to boost vent production

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has launched a new platform, www.ventconnect.org, to connect ventilator companies with component suppliers to help scale production and distribution. The platform was developed pro bono with the Aerospace Industries Association, Google and other partners. AdvaMed is a medical technology association representing more than 400 companies. “The medical technology industry is stepping up to meet the unprecedented demand from hospitals and patients across the country for ventilators,” said Scott Whitaker, AdvaMed president and CEO. “Our companies have added shifts, started new production lines, and hired new workers so that soon our capacity will be tenfold what it was before the pandemic. But to keep producing these life-saving devices, our member companies need a steady stream of key components from beyond the normal supply chain, and that’s where this new online platform developed with the AIA and Google will be of tremendous value.”