Lymphoedema is a chronic, debilitating lymphatic disease that affects nearly 170 million people worldwide. The 6th of March is World Lymphoedema Day. Lymphoedema cannot be cured but it can at times be prevented or managed to reduce the risk of major symptoms such severe pain, swelling, loss of mobility and cellulitis. Let’s join the international lymphoedema community by demanding that lymphoedema as a chronic condition become a priority.
Did you know that UCT recently launched an Institutional Data Repository? It is called ZivaHub: Open Data UCT. The purpose of the repository is to house research data sets that are required to be published (e.g. by funders or journals).
If you are interested in being an investigator on industry-sponsored trials...
On 5 April, two new regulations on medical devices were adopted by the EU namely EU2017/745 and EU2017/746. These replace the existing Directives for Medical Devices and In-Vitro Medical Devices, respectively i.e. 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC, 98/79/EC 2010/227/EU.
These regulations were published May 5, 2017 in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and 'entered into force' occurred on May 26, 2017.