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Volume 26, Issue 2 - Medical Devices

Medical Devices: An exciting industry at a crossroads


Welcome to this special edition of Medical Writing focusing on medical devices. When I volunteered to act as the guest editor for this issue, I did so knowing that we are at a crossroads in Europe. The Medical Device Directive is about to be replaced by more stringent Medical Device Regulation. This legislation will have all kinds of repercussions within the industry, so it is timely indeed that we focus on this topic in this issue.

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