Global harmonisation keeps patients safe and makes technology cheaper, but getting new technology out quickly for the world’s ageing populations remains a major challenge to European and international regulators. John Wilkinson, chief executive of Eucomed, tells Ellie Broughton about the possibilities for medical technology under a global regulatory framework, and the challenges of legislative collaboration for a regulator-led Global Harmonisation Task Force.
Across Europe, the public sector is notorious for failing to pay its medical device suppliers on time. But, asks John Wilkinson of Eucomed, is legislation the right solution, and can it make a difference?
The global financial crisis and therefore a lack of funding is having a debilitating effect on medical technology. John Wilkinson of Eucomed tells Steve Coomber how his organisation believes the industry should be boosted and how it will cope until the economy improves.
Despite their name, single-use devices are often reprocessed or reused, causing much concern for patient welfare. John Wilkinson, director general of Eucomed, investigates the lack of regulation behind this hazardous practice.
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