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September 30, 2021

Coronavirus company news summary – ClearMask launches FDA-approved and CE-marked transparent surgical mask – Medical device company Orthofix warns lower revenue growth

By Chloe Kent

US-based medical supply company ClearMask has introduced a fully transparent surgical mask. The CE-marked offering received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance as a Class II medical device last year. The use of the transparent mask is expected to facilitate communication while ensuring high levels of protection. It can be used in hospitals, clinics, schools and other places.

Musocskeletal medical device company Orthofix Medical has said in a business update that its third-quarter revenues will likely record a low single-digit increase on a year-on-year basis due to higher volumes of deferred or rescheduled elective procedures in the US and internationally following the latest surge in Covid-19 Delta variant cases. US-based Orthofix focuses on delivering musculoskeletal products and therapies.

Fintech company Beep Technologies, in collaboration with IHH Healthcare Singapore‘s hospitals, is installing antigen rapid test (ART) kit vending machines in Singapore. According to the Straits Times, around 20 such vending machines have now been deployed at private hospitals and company offices. The move will help the workers to test themselves for Covid-19, reducing pressure on the healthcare system. Each of the vending machines can store up to 480 test kits.

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