UPS supports Edwards to deliver medical supplies

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UPS is continuing to support Edwards Lifesciences by delivering medical equipment to hospitals as part of the ongoing battle against COVID-19.

The med-tech company’s critical care technologies are used by clinicians screening and treating critically ill patients including those suffering from COVID-19.

A key component of Edwards’ portfolio includes hemodynamic monitoring technologies such as the HemoSphere advanced monitoring platform.

It measures vital signs so clinicians can detect changes or problems in the health of patients, enabling them to make quicker and better informed decisions.

UPS recently expedited 69 pallets of hemodynamic monitoring equipment from Puerto Rico to treatment centers in Europe.

Wes Wheeler, president of UPS Healthcare, said, “Through UPS Temperature True, air freight, forwarding, small package and UPS Express Critical services, along with customs brokerage and warehouse optimization, we have been able to work closely with Edwards to navigate strict regulatory environments and respond to urgent demand.”

Katie Szyman, corporate vice president critical care at Edwards, said, “As a result of this strong collaboration with UPS, we’ve been able to overcome major shipping challenges, ensuring that our technologies are getting to healthcare workers on the front lines of this pandemic who may need them for critically ill patients.”

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