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Volume 26, Issue 2 - Medical Devices

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Medical devices range from things as simple as an injection needle to implantable pacemakers and MRI imaging devices. A video by the WHO ( gives you an impression of the variety of medical devices and their importance for health; it reminds you as well of the unequal access to life-saving medical equipment. The WHO publishes a compendium of devices ( that could be afforded in low-resource settings to offer solutions to health care issues, especially in developing countries. Such devices include an electrochlorinator designed to provide safe drinking water, but also mobile ECG devices. A film produced by Trinity College Dublin illustrates the role of medical devices in health care and the research efforts made to develop next-generation medical devices: TrinitiyVideo.



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President's Message
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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?
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
News from the EMA
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

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