Statement on COVID-19

Amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, it is important to remember how interconnected we are. Now more than ever, it is a time for unity and compassion. Since the onset of the outbreak, dozens of medtech companies have contributed tens of millions of dollars in medical products and cash donations to the relief effort. The industry is working closely with key U.S. government agencies to expand manufacturing of and access to the medical technologies we all need to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat the coronavirus. Together, we can provide effective and compassionate assistance to help people in need. 

United by Purpose

With our member companies on the frontlines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, AdvaMed is working diligently to address the medtech industry’s needs and provide resources that support you and your businesses during this challenging time. Visit the AdvaMed COVID-19 Resource Center for more information.

The MedTech Conference 2020

AdvaMed is closely monitoring the developments and impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. In the face of so much uncertainty, we are continuing to plan this year’s conference and are encouraged that we will be able to hold our meeting in person. See our FAQs page for more information on our plans for 2020.

Since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, dozens of medtech companies have donated medical products worth approximately $26.8 million and made cash donations of $4.1 million to the China Red Cross Foundation and other medical institutions, like hospitals and clinics in Hubei Province. The donations will continue to grow: The U.S. government is estimating it will need 500 million safety masks over the next 12-18 months, and medtech is already ramping up production and distribution. Below are just some of the AdvaMed member company donations reported so far:

  • 3M
  • Abbott
  • Alcon
  • Baxter
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • B. Braun
  • BD
  • BIORAD
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cardinal Health
  • Cepheid
  • Coloplast
  • Danaher
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Eli Lilly
  • Euclid
  • GE Healthcare
  • Hillrom
  • Hologic
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Medtronic
  • Olympus
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • Philips
  • QIAGEN
  • ResMed
  • Roche
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Stryker
  • Varian
  • Werfen