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Stringent REACH Standards Make Devices Safer in European Union

By Geoff Kirsner, Yue Yao, Roberta Goode
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REACH, which stands for the Regulation, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, is a standard that was established by the European Union (EU) in 2007 but does not go into effect until 2018. Simply put, REACH immediately seeks to “limit or prohibit the use of toxic substances in products.”  According to an article written by…

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How to Prepare Foolproof Supplier Agreements

By Sangita Viswanathan
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Requiring clear supplier agreements can force some tough conversations. Acme Monaco’s Lucas Karabin, and Hogan Lovells attorney Jodi Scott, discuss the importance for such agreements, and what they should ideally cover.

Requiring clear supplier agreements can force some tough conversations. Acme Monaco’s Lucas Karabin, and Hogan Lovells attorney Jodi Scott, discuss the importance for such agreements, and what they should ideally cover.

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Accelerating Device Development Against Current Product Development, Regulatory Landscape

By Sangita Viswanathan
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“If you are doing a wound care dressing, what is unique about the product, what are you doing differently than what is already in the market, what is it intended to be used for, who is using it, and where is it being used… All of these pieces of information help you decide how to proceed.” – Jeff Kaminski , President of MBK Tape Solutions. Excerpts from an interview.

“If you are doing a wound care dressing, what is unique about the product, what are you doing differently than what is already in the market, what is it intended to be used for, who is using it, and where is it being used… All of these pieces of information help you decide how to proceed.” – Jeff Kaminski , President of MBK Tape Solutions. Excerpts from an interview.

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The Training Tradeoff – Trained Employees that Leave versus Untrained Employees that Remain

By Dr. Christopher Joseph Devine
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Dr. Christopher Joseph Devine, President, Devine Guidance International

One concern we frequently hear is absorbing the expense associated with training and then key employees departing the organization for greener pastures after their training has been completed. But what about the costs associated with mistakes and errors employees make, when employees are not properly trained and decide to stick around?

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