The FDA confirmed that the recall of Medtronic’s (NYSE:MDT) Covidien unit’s Puritan Bennett ventilator is Class I, the most serious kind. Class I designations, the FDA’s most serious classification, are used when there is a reasonable probability that product use could cause serious adverse health consequences or death. Medtronic’s North Haven, Connecticut-based Covidien unit initiated […]
Could old ventilators be a secret weapon against COVID-19?
A pair of medtech industry veterans has formed a not-for-profit corporation to obtain and repair used ventilators for patients fighting COVID-19. Co-Vents has six FDA-approved and ISO-certified ventilator service centers lined up to do the work in New Jersey, Tennessee, California, Illinois and Georgia, according to co-founder Michael Raymer. The organization is seeking decommissioned Puritan Bennett, […]