March 3, 2020 | News
TORONTO, Canada: The novel coronavirus first infected people in China, but is spreading to other countries in Asia as well as to Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. The public are aware of the dangers and spread of the virus, and dental professionals all over the world have already taken measures to prevent the virus from being transmitted to others. To help oral health care workers comply with standard infection control protocols, COLTENE has recently announced that its OPTIM broad-spectrum disinfectants are effective in inactivating viruses similar to the Wuhan coronavirus on hard nonporous surfaces and noninvasive medical devices.
March 2, 2020 | Business
DARMSTADT, Germany: Software company exocad has announced that it is postponing its Insights 2020 event planned for mid-March owing to the accelerating spread of the current coronavirus outbreak worldwide. The decision was made after careful consideration and in close collaboration with its 43 international industry partners, exocad stated on Friday. The CAD/CAM event will now take place on 21 and 22 September 2020 at the darmstadtium science and congress centre in Darmstadt.
February 28, 2020 | News
SINGAPORE: In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, event organisers Koelnmesse and the Singapore Dental Association have decided to postpone IDEM Singapore 2020 to 19–21 June. The decision follows guidance from Singapore’s Ministry of Health.
BASEL, Switzerland: CEO Guillaume Daniellot has warned investors that the outbreak of the coronavirus in China is likely to dent its sales in the key Asia Pacific (APAC) region in the first quarter of 2020 by at least CHF 30 million.
February 10, 2020 | News
LEIPZIG, Germany: Over the past month, one topic has dominated the international news cycle above all else—the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. As of 10 February 2020, more than 40,620 cases of the virus have been confirmed and 910 deaths have resulted from it. In response, many dental associations and organisations have released advice on what dental professionals can do to help limit the transmission of the virus.
SAN JOSE, Calif., U.S.: Align Technology has reported its highest ever 12-month earnings but has begun 2020 with a degree of uncertainty. It says that the outbreak of the coronavirus could strip up to 25,000 cases from first quarter shipments.