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Over 2,400 medical device manufacturers from around the world have signed up to use the Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN), the de facto global standard for identifying the world’s medical devices, since April 2019. Read more

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has advised firms to designate a ‘responsible person’ ahead of Brexit, updating guidance it provided in February. Read more

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The MHRA has reiterated guidance on how medical devices will be regulated in the event of a no deal Brexit. Read more

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The UK will need to establish its own systems in parallel with that of the European Union for life sciences in the event of a No Deal Brexit, according to a report from the House of Commons Exiting the EU Committee. Read more

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug alert for Bausch & Lomb’s Emerade adrenaline auto-injector device. Read more

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John Wilkinson to step down as director of devices at the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in October. Read more

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A historical lack of transparency in the UK’s medical devices industry has led to debilitating consequences for patients, the government admitted this week. Read more

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A crackdown on fake medicines and medical devices by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has netted a haul of illicit products worth in excess of £2 million. Read more

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Med-Tech Innovation Expo, the UK and Ireland’s leading showcase for medical design and manufacturing technology, will once again deliver a world-class speaker programme for 2,500+ visitors at the Ricoh Arena in April. Read more

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A patient and a pharmacy level drug alert recall has been issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for three specific lots of asthma inhalers. Read more

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The government has rejected calls to ban vaginal mesh implants after MPs debated its use to treat women affected by pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence following childbirth. Read more

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The UK Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued new guidance for medical device makers when taking human factors into account. Read more

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Medical Plastics News takes a look at some of the biggest stories that have emerged over the past week. Read more

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An introductory guide has been made available by the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) so manufacturers are aware of requirements under the new EU regulations for medical devices (MDR) and in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDR). Read more

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Maliha Carey, from legal firm, Stevens & Bolton asks is your app a medical device and why does it matter? Read more

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Updated guidance issued to help identify the health apps which are medical devices and make sure they comply with regulations and are acceptably safe. Read more

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Noel Edmonds has caused controversy in the medtech world this week when the celebrity claimed that the EMPpad can tackle cancer Read more

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Top tips for notifying the MHRA of an intention to carry out a clinical investigation for CE marking Read more

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According to the findings of a Triennial Review of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the UK is well-placed to steer a global drive to improve public health Read more

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Earlier this year, the UK's Daily Mail newspaper ran a story on adverse incidents in medical devices, describing what it termed a 'secret scandal', and simultaneously bringing unwelcome attention to the medical device sector. Read more

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