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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Lab testing for COVID-19 has risen to a new high of 314,000 tests per week in Germany, where the concerns are perhaps less about test availability than staff numbers to oversee the testing protocols.
Confusion is rife over low UK testing levels to confirm COVID-19 in health care staff and patients, and comparisons with measures taken in similar-sized economies have been unfavorable. Diagnostics manufacturers are not to blame, says the industry.
Germany has ramped up its COVID-19 testing capacity to 260,000 per week, and still has a relatively low death rate from the virus. The country's diagnostics industry says it is ready to play its part “24/7.”
The EU Partnership on Health Innovation, a new public private health care research partnership, is in the final drafting phase before its launch under Horizon Europe. In Vivo asked the partnership’s medtech industry lead, Patrick Boisseau, to set out the innovation challenges for participants as they address unmet health care needs in Europe.
Chinese monitoring of the spread of COVID-19 locally has reported no new cases of home-grown infection in a single day for the first time since the outbreak began. It indicates control efforts, including the NMPA’s fast-tracking of relevant devices, PPE and IVDs, are having the desired effects.