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Plagiarized medical devices put patients at risk

Dear Sir or Madam,

Medical devices represent a company on the market. What if you are searching for a product and different companies offer exactly the same one? Even in the medical sector plagiarism can be a troublesome occurrence. Moreover, it can lead to higher risks for patients. If you want to learn more about how to protect yourself and what you have to look out for, check out the Interview.

A sunny week wishes

Melanie Prüser
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Regaining independence and mobility
Interview: Plagiarism and counterfeiting
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Endoprotheses: regaining independence and mobility

Topic of the Month

Image: cemented artificial hip endoprosthesis; Copyright:
Joints can suddenly or gradually deteriorate and lose their natural strength, whether it’s due to accidents, diseases or simple wear and tear. In some of these cases, implants of artificial joints – endoprostheses - can help. As a joint replacement, they are designed to stay in the body for as long as needed and as such improve the patient’s quality of life and mobility.
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Endoprotheses: regaining independence and mobility
Endoprotheses: between possibility and reality
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Plagiarism and counterfeiting: protecting intellectual property rights


Image: Two sets of endoscopic devices next to each other; Copyright: Aktion Plagiarius e.V.
The European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) stipulates that medical devices must be safe and effective. Counterfeit medical products and plagiarized devices often bypass the outlined standards as they are manufactured beyond legal control and without the required expert knowledge.
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Plagiarism and counterfeiting: protecting intellectual property rights
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