Risk management needed for nano medical technology, says senior devices expert
This article was originally published in Clinica
A comprehensive and systematic risk management-based approach, rather than a prescriptive regulatory approach, is essential for the future development and success of nano-and other novel medical technologies both from the point of view of promoting innovation and of safeguarding public health. That is the view of Richard Moore, manager, nanomedicine and life sciences, at Europe's major nanotechnology information centre, the Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN), based in Scotland. Mr Moore, has only recently joined the IoN, after working as director of science and innovation at the European medtech industry association, Eucomed, for nearly 10 years. He was previously with the European Committee for Standardisation as project manager, healthcare, for six years before taking up the Eucomed job, and told Clinica that he is "glad that he can offer his expertise in medical nanotechnology to the institute". He sees many challenges ahead in this field where technological progress is leaping ahead, with regulation struggling to keep up. Understanding the real risks associated with these products is proving complex.
You may also be interested in...
The company will use the proceeds to fund clinical trials, expand commercialization of its targeted radiation therapy, and file for CE marking in Europe.
Advanced Medical Solutions said it will buy Raleigh Adhesive Coatings for £22m ($29m) in cash to strengthen its overall wound care business.
While Amgen said the Phase III GALACTIC-HF results for omecamtiv mecarbil did not meet its high expectations for the heart failure candidate, Cytokinetics sees a path to treating certain patients.