Eliza began reporting on health and medical science in 2018 while completing her Master’s degree in Journalism at City, University of London. During her degree program she interned at C+D and on the London Evening Standard’s health desk. In the years since, Eliza has written about everything from mid-stage drug development to market access for medicines and devices in the EU and beyond. Her work explores the trials and tribulations of securing reimbursement for medical products in Europe, and Eliza is particularly interested in the challenges of funding innovation in health care.
Eliza has lived in London since 2017 and is originally from Cheshire, in the north west of England. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Manchester and is in the process of completing a second undergraduate degree in Biomedicine from Birkbeck College, an evening university that is part of the University of London.
Latest From Eliza Slawther
Huma Secures EU MDR Approval For Medtech Software That Can Be Used In Any Disease
Huma Therapeutics has secured the first ever EU regulatory approval for a “disease agnostic” class IIb medtech software platform. CEO Dan Vahdat tells Medtech Insight how the product can be configured to monitor patients with any condition.
How Innovative UTI Diagnostics Can Help Combat Antibiotic Resistance
UTIs are one of the most common reasons for antibiotics to be prescribed, but accurate and timely diagnostic tools are lacking. England’s NICE has identified four innovative IVDs that could be rolled out for NHS patients, but said more research is needed on these products first.
EU MDR Notified Bodies Reach 38 After Another Designation
Germany’s SZUTEST is the latest notified body to be designated under the EU Medical Device Regulation, bringing the total number to 38.
News We’re Watching – FDA Mammography Update, SVB Collapse, Zoll's Data Breach, And More
News we are keeping an eye on this week includes the FDA’s first traditional market authorization for a COVID-19 test and its approval of a new neurological diagnostic. The agency also updated its device shortage list and revised mammography guidelines.
Could A Robot Be Used To Grow New Human Cells? The UK Regulator Thinks So
Stem cell therapies have the potential to treat a vast range of conditions, from forms of blindness to Parkinson’s disease, but manufacturing these products is difficult. The UK medtech regulator is exploring whether a robot could solve this problem.
The EU NIS 2 Directive Is Here. What Does It Mean For Medtech?
The EU Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive 2 entered into force this year, replacing the original NIS Directive. Cybersecurity is at the heart of NIS 2, and some of the new provisions are particularly important for the medtech and health sector.