Medical Writing Medical Devices 2017

Volume 26, Issue 2 - Medical Devices 2017

June 2017

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Medical Devices: An exciting industry at a crossroads

President's Message

President's Message



Feature Articles

Writing for medical devices compared to pharmaceuticals: An introduction

Clinical Evaluation Reports from the medical writer’s perspective!

New EU medical device regulations: Impact on the MedTech sector

Medical Device Regulation: A necessary step towards more patient and user safety

Transparency – left to its own devices until now

Medical devices in the disclosure era and the role of medical writers

Does standardisation improve animal testing of medical devices?

Puns, promises, and metaphors: Medical device trade names

French breast implants, the Medical Device Regulation, and a theoretical case study

Science journalism: In search of a new identity

Can a medical writer submit a manuscript on behalf of a corresponding author?

To be or not to be – Are medical and scientific writers of non-native English origin at a disadvantage?

News from the EMA

News from the EMA

Special Section

Winners of the Geoff Hall Scholarship Essay Competition

Good medical writing saves lives: The perspective of a former medic

Good medical writing saves lives – and even a little comma can make a difference

Abstracts from 44th EMWA conference Poster session

Regular Sections

Journal Watch

Gained in Translation

Getting Your Foot in the Door

In the Bookstores

Regulatory Matters

The Webscout

Good Writing Practice


Out On Our Own

Out on Our Own



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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

Medical Writing is listed in the following indexes:

Editoral Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Brooks Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Nicole Bezuidenhout

Claire Chang

Barbara Grossman

Sarah Milner

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Daniela Kamir


Jennifer Bell


Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News 

Ana Sofia Correia 

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh 

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Maddy Dyer


Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Payal Bhatia

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Adriana Rocha


Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Clare ChangZuo Yen Lee 

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Louisa Ludwig-Begall / Sarah Kabani

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Layout Designer

Chris Monk