Sandy's Effect on Medtech

Posted by Jamie Hartford on October 30, 2012

Medical device companies from Massachusetts to New Jersey have been forced to shutter facilities today as a result of Sandy, the massive storm system that pummelled the East Coast Monday night and into Tuesday.

Johnson & Johnson closed its offices in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia today due to the storm, according to The drug and device maker also canceled a medical devices and diagnostics business review for investors set to take place Wednesday in New Brunswick, NJ. The meeting will be rescheduled for early 2013, according to a press release.

Boston Scientific closed two offices, a factory, and a distribution center near Boston, according to the Associated Press.

The Wall Street Journal reports interruptions at Covidien, which closed its Boston-area headquarters as well as an office and a factory in Connecticut.

Are your facilities closed? If so, let me know at or via Twitter @readMED.

Jamie Hartford is the associate editor of MD+DI.


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