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The best life science employers of 2017

Posted by Monique Ellis

13/12/17 16:00

Thinking of changing companies next year? This ranking of the top 15 life science employers in 2017 could help point you in the right direction. The findings are based on an insightful report by Biospace that ranked over 1,000 life science companies in the USA in areas that are considered most ideal to life science professionals.

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Topics: Job satisfaction, Top 10 list

What will happen if you don’t comply with the MDR and IVDR?

Posted by Owen Bach

07/12/17 12:30

Simply put, failing to comply with the new medical device (MDR) and in-vitro diagnostic (IVDR) regulations is not an option for companies that wish to continue developing these devices once the transitional period comes to an end in 2021. The regulations are absolutely critical to the future success of medical devices companies. Here’s why:

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Topics: Life sciences news, Regulatory affairs, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing

Do annual performance reviews have an impact on employee engagement?

Posted by Monique Ellis

06/12/17 15:30

The effectiveness of performance reviews and appraisals is a hot topic of discussion in the HR community. Some claim that the process is archaic and counter-productive while others argue that the principle remains effective but its methodology needs revamping. Just how effective is the performance review process, and does it have enough impact on employee engagement to be worth continuing at your company?

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Topics: Human Resources, Employee retention, Employee engagement, Human capital management

How to get the right people in place for the MDR and IVDR

Posted by Luke Webber

04/12/17 14:30

In an already competitive market for talent, the task of assembling a highly skilled workforce to carry out your compliance plan for the new medical device regulations will be no easy feat. Getting the right people in place will undoubtedly affect your existing workforce, but the most important aspect to consider will be the additional personnel you’ll need to set your company’s compliance plan in motion. Here are some steps to follow to get the right people in place for the MDR & IVDR:

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Topics: Regulatory affairs, Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing

How will the changing role of Notified Bodies after the MDR and IVDR affect your company?

Posted by Owen Bach

30/11/17 12:30

Perhaps one of the most significant changes from the recent EU medical device regulations is the reformed role of Notified Bodies. Previously seen as ‘industry partners’ that would assist medical device companies with compliance and conformity assessments, Notified Bodies will now be the primary enforcers of the new regulations. This is an effort to ensure that they are fully qualified to oversee certified products, and that more emphasis is put on high-risk devices.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Regulatory affairs, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing

Why the Netherlands is a great fit for the European Medicines Agency (EMA)

Posted by Amber Lakeman

29/11/17 16:50

At the end of November 2017, 27 EU member states voted to relocate the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Amsterdam, following the UK’s decision to leave the EU in 2016. Here’s a glance into why the move to the Netherlands is a good fit for the EMA.

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Topics: Life sciences news

What is the new classification system for medical devices and IVDs following the MDR and IVDR?

Posted by Owen Bach

29/11/17 12:00

In May 2017, the European Parliament published a set of regulations for medical devices (MDR) and in-vitro diagnostics (IVDR) that will require companies to make significant changes to their manufacturing, clinical investigation, quality assurance and data reporting processes. To read more about these transformative pieces of legislation, download our comprehensive guide. This article will explore the impact of the new classification system, for manufacturers of both medical devices and IVDs.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Regulatory affairs, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing

What you need to know about the changes to EU medical devices (MDR) and in-vitro diagnostics (IVDR) regulations (2017)

Posted by Owen Bach

28/11/17 15:30

The new EU medical device and in-vitro diagnostic regulations are an effort by the European Parliament and Council to improve the manufacture and marketing processes of medical devices to ultimately ensure greater patient safety.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Regulatory affairs, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing

The top 10 medical advances in history

Posted by Monique Ellis

22/11/17 15:30

Throughout history, disease has been a subject of fear and fascination in equal measure. However, each revolutionary medical discovery has brought us a crucial step closer to understanding the complex mysteries of disease and medicine. As a result, we have been able to develop medicines and treatments that have been instrumental in saving millions of lives. Here’s a chronological list of the top medical advances in history so far:

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Topics: Clinical research, Digital health, Top 10 blog

3 common CV mistakes stopping you from getting a job

Posted by Monique Ellis

15/11/17 15:30

When it comes to CV writing, you’ve probably heard it all. You’ve been told too many times to check your spelling and to tailor every point to the job description. You can recite your key skills at the drop of a hat. Yet, perhaps what is most important is how your CV fares within the fast-paced life sciences industry. As hiring managers and HR personnel get busier and busier, your CV is the first (and maybe – only) chance you get to impress. While these tricks are nothing new, they have never been more important. Here are a few critical opportunities you may be missing when optimising your CV for that life sciences role you really want:

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Topics: CV writing, Career advice, Applying for jobs

About this blog

ProClinical is one of the leading recruitment agencies in the life sciences sector. Blogs are written by ProClinical recruitment consultants and experts within the recruitment and life sciences industries. This blog features advice on finding new jobs and career planning, as well as life sciences news and hiring tips for employers.

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