Her areas of expertise include the cutting-edge early market access schemes that are being trialed around the world for taking drugs and medical devices to market faster. She is also interested in initiatives for harmonizing regulations at the global level as well as issues affecting clinical trials, manufacturing and post-market safety monitoring. She explores the challenges and opportunities that these issues introduce for both industry and the regulators and is on a constant look out for what might be coming next.
A scientist by training, Neena started her journalistic career at Informa in 1997. She has been the deputy editor of Scrip Regulatory Affairs since 2007. Prior to that, she worked as the science editor for Clinica Medtech Intelligence. Before becoming a journalist she worked as a biomedical scientist at St Thomas' Hospital in London for 10 years.
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New medicines under evaluation at the European Medicines Agency.
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