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Damon Culbert from the Immigration Advice Service scrutinises the government's plans for Brexit, and its potential effect on the life sciences sector. Read more

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Brexit, the upcoming medical device regulation (MDR) and IVDR were among the topics discussed at the MedPharmPlast Europe (MPPE) conference in Brussels. Read more

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The health secretary Matt Hancock has written to medical device and clinical consumable companies saying there could be a delay in the flow of goods for up to six months in the case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Read more

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Brexit negotiators have a duty to protect millions of patients on both sides of the Channel, a coalition from the UK’s health sector has said. Read more

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Life Sciences Organisation (LSO) have jointly published guidance encouraging international business and investors to partner with the UK to develop new products in the medtech industry. Read more

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The UK healthtech industry is preparing for the inevitable onset of Brexit, with companies already planning commercial decisions in time for March 2019. Read more

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With Brexit looming, Paul Brooks, executive director, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) discusses how medical device companies should respond to the EU's new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR). Read more

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A new report on Brexit has been published by advocacy group, Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), with questions on policy from the science and engineering sector. Read more

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Exhibitors attending the Med-Tech Innovation Expo share their views on Brexit, sector expectations, key initiatives and more in this insightful interview into the medtech industry. Read more

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As part of the launch of the British government’s industrial strategy for safeguarding the UK economy post-Brexit, it has announced a multi-billion pound sector deal designed to boost the nation’s life science sector. Read more

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The uncertainty caused by Brexit is already having an impact on Life Sciences in Scotland, according to the body representing the sector. Read more

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MedTech Europe, a trade association for the medical technology industry, wants negotiators to be highly sensitive to the impact of Brexit to patients and the SME-based medical technology industry. Read more

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More than 150 exhibitors will head to  the Galway Racecourse at Balybritt, September 27-28, 2017 for Medical Technology Ireland. Read more

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Britain’s manufacturing industry is calling on the new government to rethink its strategy on Brexit. Read more

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The UK must harmonise with EU regulation on medical devices and address the country’s research funding short-fall post Brexit or risk losing billions of pounds worth of export opportunities and thousands of jobs, according to a new report. Read more

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This week prime minister Theresa May officially invoked Article 50, thus triggering the process of exiting the EU, Dave Gray, editor of MPN's sister title Med-Tech Innovation looks at the possible outcomes for the UK's healthtech sector. Read more

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Frost & Sullivan, Gary Jeffery comments on the implications of Brexit for businesses both in and out of the UK. Read more

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After the political excitement of 2016, the world is viewing 2017 with interest and the medtech sector is no exception, says Lu Rahman Read more

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A plan by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to charge manufacturers for medical device appraisals has been put on hold. Read more

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Theresa May will announce a ten-point industrial strategy as part of the government’s interventionist approach to help boost the UK economy. Read more

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