Today's Topline - 8/10/2020
Monday, August 10, 2020
Source: MedTech Association
Good Monday morning:
In The Lost Days of Summer, How Trump Fell Short in Containing the Virus, the Washington Post details the problems that have flowed from the Trump administration’s determination to put electoral tactics above public health in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result of this “politics first, science second” approach, “the virus rages coast to coast, making the United States the world leader, by far, in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths.” At the same time, an editorial in the New York Times argues that it’s not too late for America to get the virus under control by October if we focused on the following: clear, consistent messaging; better use of data; smarter shutdowns; and testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine.
On this week’s episode of our conversation series, Propelling New York Forward, we talk with former medical device executive and current investor, Eric Allyn, about challenges and opportunities facing the bio/med industry. Eric is a long-time friend of MedTech and a familiar face to our audience. The episode promises to be a compelling and thought provoking discussion. We hope you’ll join us this Thursday at 2:00 pm.
It’s also not too late to register for Achieving Speed and Scalability in Life Sciences Manufacturing, a free, ten-part series covering the quality processes and regulatory steps required for success in life sciences manufacturing. This comprehensive program, available both streaming and taped, may also qualify for valuable continuing education and/or certification credits. Don’t miss it.
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