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    RAPS Launches Europe Conference as European Regulatory Environment for Medical Products Faces Sweeping Changes

    RAPS will hold its inaugural RAPS Regulatory Conference – Europe 2019 in Brussels, 13–14 May. It comes as the European regulatory environment for medicines, medical devices and in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) is undergoing major changes, and both regulators and the regulated companies making life-saving and life-sustaining medical products face myriad uncertainties. The EU’s new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) is set to take effect next year. A new In Vitro Diagnostic Re...
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    Focus on: Jethro Ekuta

    Jethro Ekuta, DVM, RAC, FRAPS, is the senior vice president for regulatory, safety and standards at Horizon Pharma. He has more than 21 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development, and has served in a number of leadership positions with Johnson & Johnson, Genzyme, Bristol-Myers Squibb and others. He also is an active RAPS volunteer leader, having served in roles including chair of the RAPS Fellows Selection Committee and as a member of the Regulatory Aff...
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    RAPS Opens Board of Directors Nominations

    Today, RAPS opened the call for nominations for three vacant positions on the 2020–22 term of its board of directors. RAPS is seeking qualified candidates to fill the roles of president-elect, treasurer and one director position. Nominations will be accepted now through 29 March. Nominees should be distinguished and experienced regulatory leaders with a strong desire to play an active role in advancing and supporting the profession. To be considered, candidates must be R...
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    235 Earn Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC)

    A total of 235 individuals earned Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) during the most recent RAC exam period, RAPS announced today. The challenging RAC exams test essential knowledge of healthcare product regulations, critical thinking and analytical skills. To pass, exam takers must be able to demonstrate not only that they know the relevant regulations, but also how they apply in a variety of realistic scenarios. By passing, each of the 235 professionals now hold ...
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    Focus on: Don Boyer

    Don Boyer spent more than 30 years at Health Canada, including serving in several senior management positions, before leaving Canada’s regulator to start his own regulatory consulting firm. Earlier this month, he began his term as chairman of the RAPS board of directors. Don is a leader in the global regulatory community, and has been active not only with RAPS, but also with organizations such as the Global Harmonization Task Force and International Medical Device Regulat...
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    RAPS 2019 Board of Directors Begins Term; Don Boyer Takes Helm as Chair

    RAPS welcomed its 2019 board of directors, which officially began its term on 1 January. Don Boyer, a former top Health Canada official who is now a private regulatory consultant, takes over as chairman.   “I am honored to serve as chairman of the RAPS board of directors,” said Boyer. “Throughout its history, RAPS has been instrumental in not only helping regulatory professionals do their jobs better, but also in driving awareness of the critical role the regulatory pr...
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    RAPS Welcomes Utah Chapter

    Just over a year after a RAPS-affiliated local networking group was successfully established in Utah, the group officially became the RAPS Utah Chapter. Chapter Chair Robert Wolfarth, senior manager of regulatory affairs for Merit Medical Systems Inc., shared the news and gave a brief overview of the chapter’s vision and mission on 1 November at the Utah Life Sciences Summit in Salt Lake City, an annual industry event organized by BioUtah, a statewide association of lif...
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    Looking Back at the 2018 Regulatory Convergence: the Newsworthy and Noteworthy

    Attendees of RAPS’ 2018 Regulatory Convergence in Vancouver, 1–4 October, were among the first to learn about important developments and the latest news on topics including the coming EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR), the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) cybersecurity policies and the results of RAPS’ comprehensive global salary survey of regulatory professionals. The event also marked the first time RAPS’ annual gathering has been held in Canada. The confer...
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    RAPS Releases Results of Compensation Survey of Regulatory Professionals

    RAPS today released the results of its comprehensive global survey of healthcare product regulatory professionals, offering a detailed look at how much they earn, which products they work on, what their work entails, and how their roles within their organizations have evolved. RAPS’ 2018 Global Compensation & Scope of Practice Report for the Regulatory Profession aggregates salary data for more than 2,300 respondents from 64 countries and breaks down median and averag...
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    RAPS Introduces Pharmaceutical- and Medical Device-Focused Regulatory Affairs Certifications (RACs)

    RAPS today announced two new Regulatory Affairs Certifications (RACs) will become available beginning with the next RAC exam period in spring 2019. Exam applications are now being accepted. The two new exams and associated credentials are called the RAC (Drugs) and RAC (Devices). They join the four previously established, regional exams: US, EU, Canada and Global. The RAC is the only post-academic professional credential for the healthcare product regulatory field....
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    John Lim, Justina Molzon, Barbara Schneeman and Mike Ward to Receive RAPS’ Highest Honor

    RAPS has announced the recipients of its 2018 Founder’s Award. They are: John Lim, MD, executive director, Center of Regulatory Excellence, Singapore; Justina Molzon, JD, former associate center director for international programs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Barbara Schneeman, PhD, former director, Office of Nutrition, Labeling and Dietary Supplements, FDA; and Mike Ward, coordinator, Regulatory System Strengthen...
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    RAPS to Honor Lena Cordie, Alan McEmber for Outstanding Community Leadership

    RAPS has announced the recipients of its 2018 Community Leadership Award. They are: Lena Cordie, president, Qualitas Professional Services, and Alan McEmber, MS, RAC, head, therapeutic area regulatory strategy, Shire. The Community Leadership Award recognizes RAPS members who have helped build thriving local networks, supported fellow regulatory professionals and acted as RAPS ambassadors. Cordie and McEmber will be honored and receive their awards next week during RAP...