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Philips to Acquire Capsule Technologies Inc.

Royal Philips has signed an agreement to acquire Capsule Technologies Inc., a provider of medical device integration and data technologies for hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Camber Spine Expands Patent Portfolio with SPIRA Lateral 3.0

Camber Spine has received a notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its SPIRA Lateral 3.0 interbody fusion implant.

UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 at 12 Feet Distance in 5 Minutes

UltraViolet Devices Inc. (UVDI) has announced that its UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer achieved greater than 99.99%, or 4log10, inactivation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) in 5 minutes at a distance of 12 feet (3.65 meters).

oneSOURCE Creates Free Resource Page with Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Today, oneSOURCE, an RLDatix company and leading healthcare management solution, announced a new COVID-19 vaccine resource page to assist healthcare professionals during the initial administration phases of the vaccine.

FDA Shares New and Revised Guidance on Masks, Respirators, Face Shields

On May 26, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two guidance documents to help address potential shortages of face masks, surgical masks, respirators, and face shields for use during the COVID-19 public health emergency:

These guidances help to address potential shortages by:

  • Facilitating the safe reuse and conservation of surgical masks and respirators for medical purposes through the use of decontamination and bioburden reduction systems.
  • Providing recommendations of alternatives and updated options for when FDA-cleared or NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are not available.

Both guidance documents are applicable for the duration of the public health emergency. The FDA continues to recommend face masks, surgical masks, respirators, and face shields be used according to their labeling, and federal, state and local requirements.

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