Diabetologia

, Volume 60, Issue 12, pp 2532–2533 | Cite as

Europe has to step up its efforts to produce innovative and safe diabetes technology

  • Miriam Cnop
  • Tomasz Klupa
  • Nikolaos Tentolouris
  • Anna Novials
  • Rémy Burcelin
  • Mischa van Eimeren
Letter

Keywords

Artificial pancreas Closed loop European Database on Medical Devices European parliament Glucose meter Innovation Insulin pump Legislation Medical device Safety 

Abbreviations

EU

European Union

EUDAMED

European Database on Medical Devices

IDF

International Diabetes Federation

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miriam Cnop
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Tomasz Klupa
    • 3
    • 4
  • Nikolaos Tentolouris
    • 3
    • 5
  • Anna Novials
    • 3
    • 6
    • 7
  • Rémy Burcelin
    • 3
    • 8
  • Mischa van Eimeren
    • 9
  1. 1.ULB Center for Diabetes ResearchUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Division of EndocrinologyErasmus HospitalBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.EASD-EU Committee, EASDDüsseldorfGermany
  4. 4.Department of Metabolic DiseasesJagiellonian University Medical CollegeKrakówPoland
  5. 5.First Department of Internal MedicineNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  6. 6.Diabetes and Obesity Research Laboratory, Institut D’Investigacions Biomèdiques (IDIBAPS)Hospital Clinic de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  7. 7.Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Diabetes y Enfermedades Metabólicas Asociadas (CIBERDEM), Spain
  8. 8.Institut des Maladies Métaboliques et Cardiovasculaires (I2MC), Inserm 1048ToulouseFrance
  9. 9.EASD HeadquartersDüsseldorfGermany

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