Medical Writing Medical Devices

Volume 26, Issue 2 - Medical Devices

June 2017


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 Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Clare Chang

Barbara Grossman

Daniela Nakagawa

Joselita T. Salita

Petal Smart

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News       

Aurélie Gobet / Paolo Rega

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh / Stephen Gilliver

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Phil Leventhal

Manuscript Writing

Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Namrata Upadhyay

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Laura Kehoe

Out on Our Own

Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Jennifer Morris

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Jennifer Bell / Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Lay out Designer

Chris Monk