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#364: Building a Partnership with your Regulatory Consultant
Episode 36430th April 2024 • Global Medical Device Podcast powered by Greenlight Guru • Greenlight Guru + Medical Device Entrepreneurs
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In this episode, host Etienne Nichols speaks with Christine Luk, Associate Regulatory Affairs Manager at Proxima, about her journey through the medical device sector. From her academic beginnings in biochemistry and biomedical engineering to founding a startup and navigating FDA regulatory pathways, Christine offers a wealth of knowledge. The discussion delves into the intricacies of working with regulatory consultants, the significance of FDA interactions, and practical tips for medical device startups aiming to maneuver through regulatory challenges successfully.

Key Timestamps:

  • [00:02:30] Christine's journey from biochemistry to medical device innovation
  • [00:15:00] Insights on starting a medtech startup and the early failures
  • [00:30:45] Effective collaboration with regulatory consultants
  • [00:45:10] Handling FDA interactions and strategic submissions
  • [01:00:20] Advice for medtech startups on navigating regulatory environments

Notable Quotes:

  • "You're pitching all these awesome capabilities of your device, meanwhile on the FDA side, we're asking, who are you most like?" – Christine Luk
  • "Every meeting is money. Making sure everybody is aligned and on the same page is crucial when dealing with consultants." – Christine Luk

Key Takeaways:

  • Engage with local medtech communities and resources, such as accelerators or innovation hubs.
  • Early interactions with the FDA can significantly influence your device’s regulatory pathway.
  • Thorough documentation and clear communication with consultants are essential for effective project management.

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