Managing Editor, Policy & Regulation
Elizabeth leads a team of Medtech Insight reporters devoted to covering medical device and diagnostics regulation in the US and abroad. As a reporter, she focuses on FDA regulation, legislation, and legal issues. A graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, she worked for outlets including FDA News, DecisionHealth (formerly UCG) and the Washington Examiner before joining Medtech Insight in 2015. She lives in Arlington, VA, with her husband and children.
Latest From Elizabeth Orr
News We’re Watching: Biden Moves To Strengthen Supply Chain; More Medtech-Related Prosecutions; $5.5M Sepsis Grant For Siemens
This week, the Biden administration announced a new council on supply chain resilience that includes health care goals; an apparent enforcement surge against device fraud continued; Siemens won a $5.5m grant to develop a better sepsis test; and the FDA proposed new classifications for wound care products.
In this wide-ranging interview, lawyer Philip Desjardins talks about regulatory issues from AI to LDTs – as well as the passion for patient health that keeps him in the medtech arena.
The US FDA’s decision to allow Medtronic to market the Symplicity Spyral renal denervation (RDN) device sets up a rivalry in the RDN market, as the medtech giant’s offering will come up against ReCor’s Paradise system.
News We’re Watching: Expiring Guidance Documents; Multi-Cancer Diagnostic Meeting Set; 510(k)s For BD And Smileyscope
This week, the US FDA announced that several pandemic-era guidance documents are no longer in effect; an FDA advisory committee meeting on multi-cancer detection (MCD) diagnostics was scheduled; and both a needle-free blood collection device and the first VR treatment for pain and anxiety landed FDA clearances.
Test is among first of a wave of products initially authorized for emergency use by FDA now pursuing traditional approval pathways to stay on market.
The test is among the first of a wave of products initially authorized for emergency use by the US FDA that are now pursuing traditional approval pathways to stay on the market.