Tighter regulation and medtech investment: damned if you do, damned if you don't
This article was originally published in Clinica
The medical devices sector may want to think carefully before lobbying against some of the tighter requirements contained in the European Commission's proposals for an overhaul of the medtech regulatory system.
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