Tunbridge: Global CABs Are Vital For Global Device Regulation
Former MHRA devices director on what device regulation should look like in the future
The role and purpose of medical device regulation is now better understood than at any time in its history, and regulators are no longer seen as gatekeepers preventing business from happening. Graeme Tunbridge, formerly at the MHRA and now a senior VP at leading conformity assessment body BSI, is a champion of the climate of inclusivity.
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