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CVRx CEO Nadim Yared has moved up on the board of directors at the Medical Device Innovation Consortium as its new chair. The public-private partnership group that formed in 2012 has been effective in working with the US Food and Drug Administration to develop new regulations.
Stryker CEO Kevin Lobo says while repeal of the medical device tax is his top issue, there are four main priorities he wants to work on over the next two years as industry advocate group AdvaMed’s board chair. They include better public engagement, increased advocacy work with the new Congress, advancing new technology – especially start-ups – and increasing diversity in the medtech industry.
"All-hands-on-deck" has been the policy pursued by the US industry association AdvaMed in recent times, as it has sought to play its part in promoting user-friendly, responsive and transparent regulation and market access for medical and digital health care technology. AdvaMed chair Nadim Yared believes that, with one or two noteworthy exceptions, there is more to come in 2019 from a largely improving medtech ecosystem globally.
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