Congratulations to Nationwide Imaging on achieving ISO 13485 Certification

IAMERS’ BEST Practices Committee To Present On Quality Management Systems At New Orleans Annual Meeting

The Best Practices Committee has issued recommended quality management templates for IAMERS members. The templates pertain to Complaint Management, Traceability, Training and Data Management. The Committee recommends IAMERS members engage in an internal review process to determine how the templates may be best used.


License Restrictions in the United States

We have been extensively examining the license restriction situation and have had a discussion on license restrictions with the Federal Trade Commission. We are at this time of the view that those who hold dominant positions in the diagnostic imaging market and seek to enforce license restrictions only when the relationship is not a strategic relationship, leave themselves open to the contention that their activities are not appropriate. We are continuing to look at the issue. If you have any information concerning this type of activity, please feel free to let us know.


License Restrictions in Europe

President Upton and General Counsel Robert Kerwin met with the Head of DG Comp’s Antitrust Pharma and Health Services in Brussels last month  and discussed our view that Directive 2009/24/EC and the 2012 ECJ decision UsedSoft GmbH vs. Oracle made clear in the EC that a first sale exhausted the right to restrict licenses to subsequent acquirers.


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