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May 5, 2021updated 19 May 2021 5:32pm

Medtech jobs weekly snapshot: Getinge goes on hiring spree following major FDA approvals

From 25 April to 30 April, 12,603 medtech jobs were posted worldwide, according to the GlobalData jobs analytics tool. Getinge, the week’s most prolific hirer, recently received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for three ventilator-related offerings.

By Chloe Kent

Between 25 April and 30 April, 12,603 medtech jobs were posted worldwide by 445 companies, according to the GlobalData jobs analytics tool.

This represents a decrease of just over 11% compared to the 14,198 listings from the previous week.

This week’s biggest hirer was Swedish medical equipment company Getinge, which posted 1,255 listings. This was followed by Getinge subsidiary Maquet, which listed 1,005 roles, and Danaher, which posted 914 listings.

Getinge receives three FDA approvals

Getinge recently received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for several new software options for its Servo-u and Servo-n ventilators, as well as clearance for its new Servo-u MR ventilator for the MRI room. The software upgrades for the Servo-u and Servo-n offer several new functionalities across multiple patient categories.

Getinge North America president Eric Honroth said: “The Covid-19 pandemic and the heightened awareness of respiratory health has driven the need for personalised ventilation solutions for critically ill patients. Now more than ever, options for personalised lung protection and personalised weaning solutions are at the forefront of respiratory patient health. Getinge strives to support clinicians and patients by optimising lung protection and delivering solutions for personalised ventilation.”

The company’s new products are expected to be available in the US from July this year.

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