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NIHR launches new campaign to highlight how it supports MedTech companies and drive innovation in the NHS

  Created on Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018. Posted in Industry

New MedTech campaign: Bringing innovation to the NHS is a new campaign aimed at highlighting how the NIHR supports medical technology and device companies (MedTech) to develop their ideas and products for use in the NHS. The campaign has been designed in response to the EU Regulations for medical devices (MDR) and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDR) which were introduced in May 2017 and which are being phased in over five years. The new regulations require companies to generate and publish more clinical data demonstrating the safety and performance of their product. In addition, cost pressures within the NHS have led to an increased requirement for health economic (cost saving) data before a product will be recommended for implementation. The NIHR is ideally placed to support MedTech companies fulfil these requirements.