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Like all of us, AAMI member companies were blindsided by COVID-19. But they pivoted quickly from their business plans, collaborated with competitors, and mobilized to ramp up production of critically needed medical devices and supplies—all while keeping employees safe. Here are highlights of some member company efforts:
“Our biggest response was for personal protective equipment—procuring it, getting it where it was needed—all the gloves, gowns, and face masks,” said Alberto Paret, director of global sterility assurance, sterilization, and microbiology at Cardinal Health. In addition to PPE, Cardinal Health manufactures, sources, and distributes more than 2.5 billion medical products—including medical devices, consumer healthcare home medical equipment, over-the-counter products, and surgical kits (for which the market declined considerably due to reductions in elective surgeries)—and pharmaceutical products. . .

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