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As American auto giants GM and Ford take the wheel on working with ventilator manufacturers to make the critically needed devices during the COVID-19 pandemic, two longtime quality experts explain where the device and auto companies will find common ground when it comes to quality systems.
President Trump on 27 March finally pulled the trigger on using his powers under the Defense Production Act, forcing General Motors Co. to manufacture medical ventilators. The only thing is, GM is already doing that.
Medtech manufacturers around the globe should brace for another shock to supply chains now that the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted away from Asia, and toward North America and Europe.
Device makers logged a 14% increase in recalls in the fourth quarter of 2019 – the third quarter in a row that the number of recalled devices went up. Meanwhile, recalled units dropped by 74%.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a 24 March press conference ripped Donald Trump, questioning why the president has not yet pulled the trigger on the Defense Production Act to force manufacturers to make critically needed medical products, including ventilators.
Ford Races To The Rescue: US Auto Maker Partners With GE, 3M To Make Ventilators, Respirators During COVID-19 Crisis
Ford Motor Co. announced partnerships on 24 March with GE Healthcare and 3M Co. to manufacture much-needed medical ventilators and respirators. The auto maker also said it’s developing and testing plastic face shields for health care workers.