Medical device information exchange: further talks ahead:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The European Commission's working group on transparency is meeting on March 14 to discuss two papers on communication exchange, one prepared by member state experts and the other by industry. The member state text, put forward by the UK authorities at the competent authorities meeting in January, where it was endorsed, covers the exchange of information between competent authorities. It examines what information should be requested from notified bodies and how this information should be shared. The industry paper concerns the contents of information that is to be provided to the public and the flow of commercially sensitive information. While the authority paper is well advanced, the industry text will represent a first position on this issue.