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New EP, new Commission, another Presidency – Where does the IVD legislation s...

Regulation

18 Mar '15

When the European Parliament finalised their amendments for the Proposal for a Regulation on in vitro diagnostic medical devices in October 2013, they set the scene for a process that has continued through several Council Presidencies. The continued discussions are a reflection of the complexity of the file and the need for careful consideration of the technical aspects of the text, which should lead to the creation of a positive...

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Beefing up safeguards against corruption: Where is the medt...

Ethics

21 Apr ‘15

Eight years ago, I was interviewing executives of a prospective Chinese distributor for my employer, a publicly-traded medical device company based in California. “We understand that it is...

Carolyn M. Bruguera, Esq. R-Squared Services and Solutions, Inc.

Horizon Prize for better use of antibiotics – Compete, inno...

Value

15 Apr ‘15

The European Commission launched a €1 million prize for a diagnostic test to combat antibiotic resistance. The challenge is to develop a rapid test that will allow healthcare...

Birgit Van Tongelen European Commission DG Research &...

The MedTech Industry and Startups: they NEED each other and...

Business

7 Apr ‘15

Europe is known for its excellent startup ecosystem. Moreover, the medtech industry in Europe is made up of 95% SMEs. If we want the innovation successes of past...

Serge Bernasconi MedTech Europe, EDMA & Eucomed

The surprising truth about succeeding with innovation

Business

1 Apr ‘15

What you can learn from Coloplast’s perspective-driven approach to innovation. Coloplast, a long established leader in ostomy and continence care, was losing its competitive edge. Despite an endless...

Mikkel Brok-Kristensen ReD Associates

New EP, new Commission, another Presidency – Where does the...

Regulation

18 Mar ‘15

When the European Parliament finalised their amendments for the Proposal for a Regulation on in vitro diagnostic medical devices in October 2013, they set the scene for a...

How we plan to ensure advancement of innovative and safe me...

Regulation

11 Mar ‘15

The European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP) and MedTech Europe, have created a common Working Party aimed at addressing ethical and quality issues when setting clinical standards...

Ingrid Klingmann European Forum for Good Clinical...