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In his latest editor's letter, Dave Gray asks whether medtech could be the saviour of the UK economy 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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Regulation of medical devices, clinical trials and medicines in the UK can’t avoid the six-letter word that is Brexit. Read more

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Failing to maintain regulatory alignment with the European Union could mean that the UK could be part of fewer, if not excluded, from clinical trials, according to Professor Tamara Hervey from the University of Sheffield. Read more

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Web content editor Ian Bolland visited the University of Manchester’s Healthcare Disparities: Disruptive Healthcare Technologies and the Patient Event. Here, he highlights two key points brought about from two days of lectures. Read more

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MedPharmPlast Europe welcomed more than 50 industry experts during a two-day event in Frankfurt. Read more

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Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, Healthcare UK champion, co-founder of the NHS Innovation Accelerator and leading physician, entrepreneur and technologist shares his views on how AI, robotics and digital health are set to transform the UK economy. Read more

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Demand for UK life sciences professionals increased by 11% in 2018, despite uncertainty for the sector due to Brexit. Read more

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A major campaign has been launched in Brussels to help attract UK-based pharma and life science business to the Belgian capital following Brexit. Read more

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A ‘no deal’ Brexit would be very negative for the UK’s science industry, according to a new survey by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Read more

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Industry trade association MedTech Europe has written to EU commissioners highlighting the dangers of Brexit on the medical technology sector. Read more

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Larger corporates need to respond to some of the big technological and demographic trends affecting the medtech industry, according to the executive director of mid-market corporate finance advisor DC Advisory. Read more

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The COCIR has written an open letter to the European Commission and National Competent Authorities for Medical Devices over concerns surrounding a potential no-deal Brexit. Read more

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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 that 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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Reuben Jacob and Dr. Janet Strath, both from legal firm Maucher Jenkins, look at what the recent guidance issued by the UK Government on the Brexit implementation period and the life sciences sector will mean for regulation and compliance. Read more

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Cook Medical, which employs more than 850 people in Limerick, has called on the British Government and the EU to push for an extension of the UK’s Brexit transition agreement for medical devices until at least 2025. Read more

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