TDK Lambda Magazine | Jan 2021

THE MEDICAL DEVICE INDUSTRY IS GEARING UP TO MEET CORONAVIRUS DEMAND • The whole medical device industry is boosting manufacturing to historical levels, to meet the urgent demand from hospitals worldwide fighting coronavirus. Increased production has been seen for the manufacturing of life-saving ventilators, ultrasound devices, X-ray systems, CT machines and patient monitors. • The FDA has taken several actions to increase production, allowing for medical device makers to adjust existing products in order to adopt them for easy use in the COVID-19 crisis. • Several innovations are taking place, with creation of special protecting face visors, new screening and diagnostic tools, 3D printing for medical equipment, robotic devices for patient monitoring and more. Even automakers GMand Ford are taking part in pivoting tomedical equipment manufacturing during the crisis. At the Israeli branch of TDK-Lambda we have been serving local healthcare and medical device companies, for 30 years. We are working hard to support the global effort of the healthcare industry, and to fulfill the demand for power solutions – which are the heart of every medical device.



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