New EU medtech proposals: The political line up and potential stumbling blocks
This article was originally published in SRA
There is a sense of urgency surrounding the European Commission's proposals to overhaul the regulatory framework for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics . If the proposals are not agreed by the European Parliament and Council and signed off by mid-2014, they could be delayed until well after the European Parliament elections taking place in June that year. But what is a realistic timeframe and who will influence it? Amanda Maxwell reports from the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) meeting on 17 October in London.