Well-Intentioned, But Can The Improved AAC Work For UK Medtechs?
The newly enhanced Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) promises a more concerted effort to ensure health-care innovations reach end users. On paper, it looks good, but the medtech industry in the UK has seen several worthy efforts along similar lines ultimately amount to little. Health Enterprise East’s Dr. Anne Blackwood is reserving judgment.
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