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EC research programme positive for devices industry:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Eucomed, the European medical device industry association, has welcomed enthusiastically the European Commission's proposal for its next research programme, confident that it promises "fertile conditions" in which the medical devices industry will innovate and thrive. "We are pleased to see that a particular emphasis has been placed on the development and validation of new therapies, diagnostic tools and technologies," director general Maurice Wagner, has commented on the 7th Framework Programme for Research 2007-2013. The industry association has expressed its approval at seeing nanotechnology and emerging technologies as receiving particular attention, using the opportunity to highlight the potential that nanotechnology has in terms of future cancer treatment.

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