Medtech relief efforts begin after Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona is still dropping rain on Puerto Rico as it moves toward the Dominican Republic, as seen in this Sept. 19, 2022 satellite imagery. [Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]

Power crews are restoring electricity in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona struck with heavy rains and winds five years after Hurricane Maria made landfall.

Many large medtech companies have manufacturing operations in the U.S. island territory.

Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) has not received any reports of significant damage to its five facilities in Puerto Rico and planned to restart operations today if employees are safe and can report to work, the company told Medical Design & Outsourcing. The company also has a manufacturing facility in the Dominican Republic.

“Given the path of Hurricane Fiona, our teams have been monitoring and are continuing to monitor both Puerto Rico and …

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