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Fierce Medtech's 2020 Fierce 15
It’s no secret that the medtech industry’s response to COVID-19 has been fierce, innovative and dynamic. The world cried out for tests to track the infection, technology to develop treatments, ventilators to help people breathe and the machinery to bring vaccines to millions. At the same time, many companies rearranged their efforts to address the new threat, while all were forced to adapt to its effects: lockdowns closed laboratories, and offices became chatrooms.

Each member of this year’s class of Fierce 15 stands out in a different way, but they all overcame a year of unforgettable obstacles, making each of their successes that much more significant. Even more significant, their advancements all have the potential to deliver changes in care that will outlast this pandemic.

This includes using artificial intelligence to sift massive amounts of data in search of a treatment that may connect with our global ailment or employing gene editing and diagnostics-on-demand to quickly identify the disease wherever needed. Read More
Data updates on vaccine administration in Connecticut
The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of March 22, 2021. Read More
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Second Draw PPP loan deadline is March 31
The Paycheck Protection Program ends on March 31, 2021. All eligible entities can apply through a participating lender until then.
Loan details

PPP now allows certain eligible borrowers that previously received a PPP loan to apply for a Second Draw PPP loan with the same general loan terms as their First Draw PPP loan.

Second Draw PPP loans can be used to help fund payroll costs, including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, uninsured property damage costs caused by looting or vandalism during 2020, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations.
Maximum loan amount and increased assistance for accommodation and food services businesses. Read More
SBA to Accept Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications on April 8
The U.S. Small Business Administration [launched] a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

Prior to the official SVOG application opening, the SBA will host a national informational webinar to highlight the application process for potential eligible entities from 2:30 to 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Those interested in participating can register here.
More News & Events
Backyard Compost Bin & Rainbarrel Sale from the South Central Regional Council of Governments Read More

3/28-4/1 New Haven to Go! Read More

3/30 10 a.m. March 2021 IForum: Innovation and Success in Homelessness Prevention Read More