Mar 26, 2020

How med device marketers can help those on the front-line during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is something that no one was prepared for. We've all seen the headlines with nurses, clinicians, paramedics and hospitals that are in dire need of PPE, ventilators and other medical and protective equipment. As medical device manufacturers - and other companies - are working to increase production, adjust manufacturing processes and create new innovative solutions, several organizations are trying to put people, parts and manufacturers together.

Check these organizations out and add yourselves to the supplier lists as appropriate. Together we can all make a difference for those heroes on the front-line

PROJECT N95

From Project N95: Launched just a few days ago (March 20th to be precise) - with the mission to connect personal protective equipment (PPE) suppliers to those who need it most, the healthcare providers at the frontline. We're a non-profit organization formed from a rapid-response team of individuals with healthcare, government, and technology industry experience. We’ve already received 1,700+ institution requests with 70+ million ppe needs. These are rapidly growing numbers (now available in realtime on projectn95.com). Interested in helping out? Here’s how you can get involved: -Visit ProjectN95.com to learn more -Sign up as a volunteer (PT or FT) -Share with your networks and point healthcare providers and/or PPE suppliers to submit requests via the site

Add yourself to the Project N95 Supplier list via the supplier intake form here: https://airtable.com/shrJBtM1BnIpMqqL6

 

WORLDWIDE SUPPLY CHAIN FEDERATION

From WSCH: The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation is the collaborative, and mutually supportive coalition of grassroots communities focused on technology and innovation in the global supply chain industry. The New York Supply Chain Meetup is its founding chapter.

See the following presentation for specific examples of how to connect

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FD76kTaY97bilosqkOFkl1pG05v4uuCzhY1zFcNF8h0/edit#slide=id.g71cf8ff106_0_29

 

TECH RELIEF DIRECTORY

From Tech Relief: In response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, we've launched the TechRelief Directory, an information source of potential risk-reducing and lifesaving technological solutions from across all industries and domains: https://techrelief.global/ Technology plays a crucial role in the fight to overcome the COVID19 crisis and its aftermath, saving lives and solving urgent problems. It is essential that information about available technologies around the world gets to anyone that needs it fast. To help people and organizations around the world save valuable time, a team of volunteers at Quasset has taken the initiative to create an open repository where information about available solutions can be found. We will keep improving this source of information continuously as we go along, adding more functionality and information.

How can you help? 1) Spread the word about the TechRelief Directory via social media and online channels. 2) Provide us with information about available technologies that can contribute towards the fight against COVID-19 techrelief@quasset.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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