COVID'S IMPACT ON SMST AND THE MEDICAL DEVICE COMMUNITY.

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Date: Apr. 2021
From: Advanced Materials & Processes(Vol. 179, Issue 3)
Publisher: ASM International
Document Type: Article
Length: 438 words
Lexile Measure: 1430L

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As some readers may be aware, there's a virus going around. It's doubtful that there are any industries, professional organizations, or scientific meetings unaffected by COVID-19. Nitinol production and research remains dominated by medical device procedures such as heart valve repair and replacement, stenting, aneurism repair, and the like. These procedures are generally critical to life, so our industry has been impacted less than most. Still, Nitinol is also extensively used in diagnostic and elective procedures, which are being delayed both by patients and caregivers. Avery informal poll of Nitinol medical device CEOs indicates a 10-20% decline in 2020 revenue versus pre-pandemic levels, both in Europe and the United...

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