Ashley Yeo is attached to the medtech titles within Informa’s Pharma intelligence division.
As Health Care editor on In Vivo (monthly hardcopy and online daily services), he writes and commissions news and feature material to meet the strategic business and market access information needs of senior players and device makers as they move innovations into the global medtech market place.
As part of the Principal Analyst team, he also contributes news delivery and insight needs across the group’s other medtech titles in the field of market access (global regulatory, reimbursement, policy changes). Key areas of focus are Germany, the UK and global themes, and EU and other outside global regulatory insight.
A linguist by training, he joined what was later to become Informa in mid-1988 as a French and German news reporter (with some other European languages also in the mix), and has been editor of three of the group’s titles (including Clinica) over a 14-year-period.
These duties are combined with supporting the growing Ask The Analyst service. He says: “This helps us as a group keep a close relationship with long-term and potential subscribers in a sector where insight and knowledge are key to our clients’ commercial success.”
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26 June saw the release finally of the UK government’s official response to the MHRA’s 2021 consultation on its post-Brexit medical devices regulatory framework. The considered response, held up by political and internal timing issues, represents an implementation plan for reform of the system. Crucially it allows industry extra compliance time.
In its just-released real-world evidence framework, NICE assesses the role and value of data collected outside highly-controlled clinical studies in driving more innovation towards health care professionals.
Ukraine’s medical supply needs have evolved since Russia launched its military invasion of the country on 24 February. EU healthcare decision makers and the medical technology industry have since stood firm in their support of the besieged country, said MedTech Europe’s Jesús Rueda.
The role and purpose of medical device regulation is now better understood than at any time in its history, and regulators are no longer seen as gatekeepers preventing business from happening. In Vivo Rising Leader 2022 Graeme Tunbridge, formerly at the MHRA and now a senior VP at BSI, is a champion of the climate of inclusivity.
Teething troubles including staffing issues and a hold-up in the progress of the post-Brexit medical devices statutory instruments have beset the UK MHRA as it transforms to a new lifecycle-based regulatory agency that puts primacy on patient safety. But there is much to celebrate, says chief executive June Raine.
Royal Philips’ seventh annual Future Health Index report paints a picture of health care systems in mid-transformation but cautions that digital tools must fully serve health care practitioners and not add to their daily burden.