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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

Common chronic diseases that most affect patients’ quality of life

Posted by Monique Ellis

08/11/17 16:00

Seven out of ten deaths each year are linked with a chronic disease, making it one of the biggest public health challenges of the 21st century. Many of the most common chronic diseases such as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes are often linked with ageing populations and unhealthy lifestyles, with 59% of Americans having at least one disease and others having up to four. However, there are several chronic health conditions, such as autoimmune and neurological-related diseases that are becoming much more prevalent, many of which are degenerative and/or extremely debilitating. This article aims to discuss the list of chronic diseases that most affect patients’ daily lives.

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Topics: Clinical research

How can you progress from a clinical team manager to a clinical project manager within a CRO?

Posted by Theodora Savlovschi-Wicks

25/10/17 15:40

In today’s competitive CRO job market, the truth is that there are several talented clinical team managers (CTMs) looking to move into a limited number of clinical project management (CPM) roles. With a top-heavy market, it might be time to either consider alternative routes into a project management role, or seek a slightly different career path within clinical operations. Here are some of the many avenues a CTM can take when looking for their next career move.

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Topics: Career advice, Clinical research

Do you have a sense of entitlement at work? It could be holding back your career

Posted by Monique Ellis

18/10/17 15:30

Some of us may be guilty of entitlement without realising as it’s become difficult to know the difference between what we expect and what we have earned. Employee entitlement is when you feel you are deserving of things that you haven’t necessarily earned, such as a pay rise, promotion or reward. The good news is that entitled employees aren’t necessarily bad ones, and a few small changes in perspective can help you to better navigate the modern workplace.

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Topics: Career advice

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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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