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  • The European Union’s regulation of medical devices in Europe only began in the 1990s. Previously, member states acted independently, but the differing national requirements were replaced by EU directives including the 1993 Medical Devices Directive (MDD) and the 1998 In Vitro Diagnostics Directive (IVDD). 

  • As if healthcare systems around the world were not under huge pressure already, the Coronavirus pandemic has stretched healthcare systems to, and in cases, beyond their limit. Many systems have been forced to cancel routine operations and postpone in person appointments and diagnostic tests.

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