The impact of the new Medical Devices Regulatory on innovations: How high will the hurdles be?
- Regulatory threats and uncertainties for innovative ideas
- Cost and timeline to bring innovations to the market
- Need for technical documentation from subcontractors
- Timely communication with the Notified Body
Daniel received the Diploma in Materials Engineering from ETH Zurich in 1985 and the Ph.D. from EPF Lausanne in 1990. During 1991-94 he was employed as research fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, working on fibre-reinforced materials used for aircrafts. In 1996 he joined the Swiss Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA) in Thun where his projects involved him with numerous SMEs, notably in the areas of watch making. In 2000 he joined Mathys Medical Ltd as head of product development for the orthopaedic division. In 2003 he became a member of the Executive Board of Mathys Ltd Bettlach. Since October 2007, he heads the Innovation & Technology department and is responsible for product risk assessment and the controlled introduction of innovative medical devices.