Medical Writing Medical Devices

Volume 31, Issue 2 - Medical Devices

June 2022

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EMWA 30 years and 53 conferences later

President's Message

Incoming President's Message

Outgoing President's Message



Foreword from the European Commission

Feature Articles

Differences between writing for medical devices and pharmaceuticals: An update

Implantable medical devices: Preclinical testing in new product development – on the road to clinical reality

EU sourcing requirements for animal-derived materials

The clinical development plan

A beginner´s guide to writing clinical investigation plans and reports for medical devices

Clinical evaluation reports: 6 years after the introduction of MEDDEV 2.7/1 revision 4

Post-market clinical follow-up insights

The periodic safety update report and post market surveillance report under the new EU Medical Device Regulation

New rules for artificial intelligence in Europe

How the EU Medical Device Regulation is affecting the medical device landscape. An interview with Suzanne Halliday, the Regulatory Head of BSI, Medical Devices Notified Body

Optimizing the value of regulatory writers

Value of medical writing: The regulator's perspective

Value of medical writing: The regulatory writer's perspective

Special Section

Winner of the Geoff Hall Scholarship Essay Competition

Regular Sections


Getting Your Foot in the Door

Good Writing Practice

In the Bookstores

Lingua Franca and Beyond

My First Medical Writing

News from the EMA


The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Regulatory Matters

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Veterinary Medical Writing


Member Login


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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

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Claire Chang

Barbara Grossman

Amy Whereat

Petal Smart

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Sarah Milner

Section Editors

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

Phil Leventhal

Manuscript Writing

Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Payal Bhatia

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Laura Kehoe

Out on Our Own

Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Clare ChangZuo Yen Lee 

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Lay out Designer

Chris Monk