FDA Efforts to Connect Manufacturers and Health Care Entities: The FDA, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, and America Makes Form a COVID-19 response Public-Private Partner

FDA Efforts to Connect Manufacturers and Health Care Entities: The FDA, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, and America Makes Form a COVID-19 response Public-Private Partner

June 19, 2020: Update on 3D Printing in FDA's Rapid Response to COVID-19FDA recognizes that many stakeholders are interested in designing and producing 3D printed devices during the COVID-19 public health emergency. We are also aware that stakeholders often do not know what device designs to choose or how much to print. To this end, the FDA entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Innovation Ecosystem and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 3D Print Exchange [1], to share data, and coordinate on open-source medical products for the COVID-19 response. These agencies are also working closely with America Makes [2], to provide resources that will connect health care providers and 3D printing organizations. Partner efforts are already underway:Other members of the stakeholder community are also providing free or open resources to help with the COVID-19 response:1.

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