Parliamentary Secretary for Consumer Rights, Public Cleansing and Support for the Capital City Deo Debattista addressed the European Medical Device Leadership: Advanced Training Course, a two-day course organised by the Academy for Patient-Centred Excellence and Innovation in Regulatory Sciences within the Malta Medicines Authority, in conjunction with the Malta Laboratories Network. Local and international experts from The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA), the Medicines Evaluation Board in the Netherlands, GS1 Global Healthcare and the University of Malta are participating.
“The Academy is spearheading innovative research initiatives and establishing national, European and international collaborations to share ideas, discuss opportunities and overcome challenges in the dynamic fields of science and technology” said Parliamentary Secretary Debattista. Medical devices have gained great importance in patient therapeutic care. There are more than 500,000 medical devices which include stents, pacemakers, laboratory equipment and medical devices that deliver medicines. The Malta Medicines Authority is consolidating the changes in the new European regulations at national level, to ensure patient safety and health protection.
Parliamentary Secretary Debattista stated that this training course addresses the need for advanced educational initiatives that provide professionals with the necessary leadership skills to transform regulations into real world practice and sustain excellence in medical device intelligence for the benefit of patients.