How to Navigate Medical Device Radio Regulations
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Medical device companies sometimes seem as though they’re playing catch-up with high tech when it comes to using wireless communications tools. But there may be a pretty simple reason: “There’s a lot more regulatory approvals required,” says Nicholas Abbondante, chief engineer at Intertek.
Sure, medical device industry professionals are pretty used to regulations, and the way they vary from country to country. They need to be prepared for a different animal of a problem, however, when adding in networking, USB, Bluetooth, and wireless capabilities to their devices, Abbondante says.