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#354: Becoming a MedTech Regulatory Affairs Professional
Episode 3547th February 2024 • Global Medical Device Podcast powered by Greenlight Guru • Greenlight Guru + Medical Device Entrepreneurs
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In this episode of the Global Medical Device Podcast, Etienne Nichols is joined by Kavetha Ram, a seasoned expert in health and pharmaceutical sciences and the regulatory department leader at Spectra Medical Devices. Together, they delve into how new regulatory affairs professionals can get started in a career of medical device regulations and the shifting field of MedTech. The discussion offers a roadmap for professionals to navigate and thrive amidst these shifts. The episode is a treasure trove of knowledge for anyone looking to stay ahead in the MedTech realm.

Key Timestamps:

  • [00:00:30] Introduction to Kavetha Ram and the episode's focus
  • [00:05:15] Discussion on the challenges and opportunities of new regulations
  • [00:10:40] Insights into the importance of confidence and adaptability in the regulatory field
  • [00:15:20] Kavetha's journey and advice for emerging professionals
  • [00:25:00] The role of innovation and collaboration in MedTech advancements
  • [00:35:10] Strategies for professionals to stay relevant and proactive


  • "Regulations are not just hurdles; they are stepping stones to innovation and safety in MedTech." - Kavetha Ram
  • "Embracing change in regulations is not an option but a necessity for MedTech's future." - Etienne Nichols
  • "Diversity in teams isn't just about varied backgrounds; it's about unlocking unique perspectives that drive innovation." - Kavetha Ram

Key Takeaways:

Insights into MedTech Trends:

  1. Regulatory changes are both a challenge and an opportunity for innovation.

Practical Tips for MedTech Enthusiasts:

  1. Stay updated with regulatory changes and understand their implications.
  2. Engage in continuous learning and skill development.
  3. Foster collaboration across disciplines to enhance innovation.


Questions for the Audience:

  • "What advice do you have for budding Regulatory Affairs professionals?"

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