Eliza began reporting on health and medical science in 2018 while completing her Master’s degree in Journalism at City, University of London. During her degree program she interned at C+D and on the London Evening Standard’s health desk. In the years since, Eliza has written about everything from mid-stage drug development to market access for medicines and devices in the EU and beyond. Her work explores the trials and tribulations of securing reimbursement for medical products in Europe, and Eliza is particularly interested in the challenges of funding innovation in health care.
Eliza has lived in London since 2017 and is originally from Cheshire, in the north west of England. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Manchester and is in the process of completing a second undergraduate degree in Biomedicine from Birkbeck College, an evening university that is part of the University of London.
Latest From Eliza Slawther
The new EU Medical Device Regulation sets a high bar for medtech companies. Kaushal Solanki, founder of US-based Eyenuk, tells Medtech Insight how the firm navigated the new regulation and gained two extra indication approvals for its class IIb eye screening device.
Medtech trade body COCIR has joined forces with representatives from industries within and outside health care to warn that the European Commission’s proposed EU Data Act is a “huge leap into the unknown.”
In this episode of new podcast series Medtech Connect, Medtech Insight’s regulatory writer for Europe, Eliza Slawther, interviews Alexander Olbrechts, director for digital health at the European trade body MedTech Europe, to find out more about the proposed European Health Data Space initiative and what it means for the medical device industry.
When is a borderline drug/device product a medical device? Only when the manufacturer can prove that is definitely not a medicine, according to a new EU Court of Justice ruling. Expert medtech regulatory lawyer Erik Vollebregt outlines his main criticisms of this judgment.
All eyes were on the European Commission in January as it edged closer to adopting new legislation that will see the Medical Device Regulation transition deadlines extended.
While the European Health Data Space and its objectives should be a positive regulatory development for the EU health sector, DIGITALEUROPE stresses that the risk of counterproductive conflicts with other proposed laws around AI and data must be addressed.