On Tuesday, April 25, Congressmen Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) and Scott Peters (D-Calif.) introduced H.R. 2118, “Ensuring Patient Safety through Accountable Medical Device Servicing”—legislation that has garnered mixed reviews from members of the HTM community. Read about it here.
California governor Gavin Newsom said the U.S. government sent Los Angeles County 170 ventilators that arrived “not working,” and now a Silicon Valley company is repairing the devices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here, four individuals with a vested stake in the biomedical test equipment market sit down with 24x7 Magazine to discuss what’s new in test equipment and what purchasers should know before signing on the dotted line.
Medtronic is recalling its Pipeline Flex Embolization Device and Pipeline Flex Embolization Device with Shield Technology because there is a risk the delivery system could fracture while placing the stent inside the patient. The U.S. FDA has identified this as a Class 1 recall—the most serious type.