Regulatory issues are manufacturers' main concern:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Medical technology companies have said that regulatory issues, including the medical device directives and other developments in European regulations, are their most important concerns, a survey has found. The February 1999 telephone survey of visitors to the European trade exhibition, Medtec, discovered that 34% were most concerned about meeting and keeping up with regulatory changes, while 31% said sourcing reliable and quality suppliers was their biggest problem. 18% of respondents said new technology and product development was their main concern, with a further 11% citing developments in materials and plastics as the most important issue.