COVID-19

Mallinckrodt's Response to COVID-19

Message from Mark Trudeau

Our global community has learned a great deal about the coronavirus, including how crucial it is to bring together people with different experiences and perspectives in the fight against COVID-19. At Mallinckrodt, we’re doing our part – working across our global organization and leveraging the diverse talent, skills and backgrounds of our employees – to continuously innovate to help patients and support workers on the front lines.

Our mission to listen for needs and deliver solutions guides our science and fuels our people. We are collaborating with healthcare providers, governments, and scientific and regulatory agencies across the world to contribute to the global pandemic response. And I am proud of the outpouring of compassion, the resilience and the resolve of our employees in support of their local communities as well. 

Our thanks to all first responders, healthcare professionals and essential workers for their efforts in the battle against COVID-19. We are all united in our desire to stay healthy and protect our communities during this global health emergency. Together, we will triumph over COVID-19. 

Mark Trudeau
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

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Our Mission

At Mallinckrodt, our mission – listening for needs, delivering solutions – is about finding new therapies for underserved patients with severe or critical conditions, ensuring patient access to existing therapies, meeting unmet needs within our communities, and protecting our employees’ health and safety, especially at this time. 

Mallinckrodt Gives Back to their Communities

Supporting the COVID-19 front line

In this war on COVID-19, thousands of healthcare workers are serving on the front lines. Always ready to support them are the dedicated members of Mallinckrodt’s Regional Service Centers (RSCs). Our five U.S. RSCs in Sacramento, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta and Somerset, NJ are responsible for warehousing, distribution, and service of INOmax® (nitric oxide) gas, for inhalation cylinders and devices. Working 24/7 in the wake of the pandemic, these teams are safely fulfilling the needs of hospitals using INOmax nitric oxide gas.1 With need, at times on an emergency basis, our RSC managers, drivers and technicians are delivering product and device into hospitals – sometimes going through crowded ERs to get the product where it’s being stored or used on the hospital floor. We’re proud of our RSC heroes who are demonstrating that our primary focus continues to be the critically ill patients we serve.

*INOmax® (nitric oxide) gas, has been on the market in the U.S. since 2000 and is indicated to improve oxygenation and reduce the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in term and near-term (>34 weeks gestation) neonates with hypoxic respiratory failure associated with clinical or echocardiographic evidence of pulmonary hypertension in conjunction with ventilator support and other appropriate agents. The safety and efficacy of INOmax to treat COVID-19 infections and associated lung complications have not been established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Somerset, NJ RSC team’s workload reached unprecedented levels in April when the NY-NJ metro area surged as the U.S. pandemic epicenter
The Somerset, NJ RSC team’s workload reached unprecedented levels in April when the NY-NJ area surged as the U.S. pandemic epicenter.

Extending our COVID-19 response across the globe

Mallinckrodt is committed to supporting our employees, customers, patients, and the broader communities in which we work. Teams throughout our company are listening for needs and mobilizing with solutions.

  • In Dublin, Ireland the operations team at Mallinckrodt’s College Park Campus coordinated the donation and delivery of 6,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) gowning items, including masks, gloves, safety goggles and shoe coverings, to neighboring St. James Hospital. The team also transferred two ventilators from Mallinckrodt’s Global Device Engineering lab to nearby Tallaght University Hospital, where the equipment was quickly put to use with COVID-19 patients. During these troubling times, we are committed to doing all we can to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • In St. Louis, Missouri, our manufacturing plant has produced and donated 12,000 gallons of hand and surface sanitizers to centralized emergency management operations in MO, IL, NY, NJ and NC where Mallinckrodt has operations. These states’ emergency centers then distribute the supplies of sanitizers to public agencies who serve as healthcare and first responders in their communities.

Our Science

The power of science has already helped to identify the novel coronavirus, test for it, treat and in some cases defeat the virus. We are united with scientists around the world in the fight to find effective treatments and a COVID-19 vaccine. Collaborating with healthcare providers, governments, and scientific and regulatory agencies across the world, Mallinckrodt is committed to fighting this insidious disease and ending this global health crisis. 

  • We are supporting an investigator initiated study at Massachusetts General Hospital assessing the use of inhaled nitric oxide to treat patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome due to COVID-19. Our support to Massachusetts General includes providing funding as well as INOmax* to facilitate the study.
  • Health Canada cleared Novoteris LLC and Mallinckrodt’s joint pilot clinical trial to investigate Thiolanox®, a high-dose inhaled nitric oxide therapy that uses Mallinckrodt’s high-concentration nitric oxide gas cylinders, in patients infected with COVID-19.

*INOmax® (nitric oxide) gas, has been on the market in the U.S. since 2000 and is indicated to improve oxygenation and reduce the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in term and near-term (>34 weeks gestation) neonates with hypoxic respiratory failure associated with clinical or echocardiographic evidence of pulmonary hypertension in conjunction with ventilator support and other appropriate agents. The safety and efficacy of INOmax to treat COVID-19 infections and associated lung complications have not been established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

Mallinckrodt Supports the Fight Against COVID-19

Our People

Throughout the pandemic our employees have acted on their concern for front line and essential workers. Our people are making a difference locally and globally, and we’re proud and thankful for their many acts of kindness and tremendous volunteerism and ingenuity.

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Employee Profile

Take Action. Do What You Can, Where You Can

Meg Geisewite
Meg and Paul Geisewite with their children Grant and Ashley.
Meg Geisewite, Rheumatology Executive Sales Specialist, started Feeding Front Line Healthcare Givers, a campaign to help feed emergency department healthcare workers in hospitals throughout Delaware. Far surpassing her original $1000 goal, Meg and her Go Fund Me page donors raised over $4700 and fed over 1350 healthcare workers in six Delaware hospitals. In late April 2020, Meg joined forces with several other groups to form Heroes & Restaurants. As of October 2021, Heroes & Restaurants raised over $44,000 and fed 2965 healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers while also supporting 27 Delaware restaurants.