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Roche receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for the cobas SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B Test for use on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems

• First commercial test for fully automated high throughput systems to detect and differentiate SARS-CoV-2, influenza A virus and/or influenza B virus with a single sample • As COVID-19 and influenza infections can hardly be differentiated based on symptoms, healthcare professionals can confidently provide the right diagnosis and best course of treatment for patients • […]

Cohesion policy: better quality emergency care in rural Romania

The European Commission has approved an investment worth €47 million from the European Regional Development Fund to build and equip an emergency hospital in Cluj, Romania, which will serve the largely rural North West region. This project consists of nearly 850-bed hospital equipped with advanced technology to ensure better quality emergency care and access to […]

Floods in East Africa: EU provides initial emergency assistance

The EU has mobilised €3 million in emergency assistance to countries in East Africa that have been hit by heavy rainfall over the past weeks, triggering devastating landslides and floods. “In a region that is already battling the effects of a serious locust infestation and the coronavirus pandemic, these floods are adding to the hardships […]

Pandemic: IMF approves emergency financing for 50th member

The IMF has already authorized financial assistance for 50 member countries during the Coronavirus pandemic, said IMF Spokesperson Gerry Rice on Thursday during a virtual press briefing in Washington D.C. “So since roughly the beginning of April until May 6th, yesterday, we have approved financing for 50 countries under these emergency facilities. It’s an IMF […]

Coronavirus: EU Commission receives first preliminary application for support from the EU Solidarity Fund for health emergency from Italy

The European Commission received its first preliminary application for financial support from the EU Solidarity Fund from Italy to address the coronavirus outbreak and its effects. Italy is expected to submit further details in the weeks to come. Since 1 April 2020, following the Commission’s proposal for a Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative, EU Member States […]

New Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Decontaminate Respirators

On April 9, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization to STERIS Corporation for the STERIS V-PRO 1 Plus, maX and maX2 Low Temperature Sterilization Systems using the STERIS N95 Decontamination Cycle (non-lumen cycle), which uses vaporized hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate compatible N95 or N95-equivalent respirators. Hydrogen peroxide sterilization is […]

YOPESO Global Emergency Platform for Medical Supplies

While we all keep struggling to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, today, I would like to share with you a new initiative from a GBO member, David Rodríguez, from Berlin. His company, YOPESO, has developed a Global Emergency Platform aimed to help tackle the scarcity of medical devices worldwide. Please find below more details about the […]