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New EU medtech proposals: The political line up and potential stumbling blocks

This article was originally published in Clinica

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There is a sense of urgency that the European Commission’s proposals for a Regulation on medical devices and one on IVDs should be agreed by the European Parliament and Council and adopted by mid-2014. If not, they could face very serious delays because of the potential disruption caused by the European Parliament elections taking place that year. But what actually is a realistic timeframe for the adopting the proposals and who will influence it? Amanda Maxwell reports from the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) meeting held on 17 October in London

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