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'Medical Device Law Award 2006' presented to JMDR Editorial Advisory Board member Rainer Hill

London, 2 November 2006 -- Rainer Hill, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Medical Device Regulation (JMDR) and Deputy Director General of BVMed, Berlin, has received the Medical Device Law Award 2006, which is an honorary prize presented annually by the German publishing house pmi Verlag AG. The award ceremony took place on the occasion of the 'German Day of Medical Device Regulation' in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Rainer Hill received the award for his achievements in the field of medical device regulation in Germany, in particular for his work on the first legal commentary on the European and German medical device regulations (WiKo - Kommentar zum Medizinprodukterecht, ISBN 3-504-04002-5) and his contributions as a member of the EUCOMED Legal Affairs Focus Group.

Rainer Hill is an attorney at law specialising in European and German medical device legislation and regulatory affairs. He has worked for the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Bangkok, Tokyo, Kassel and Brussels, and in 1990 he became Director of the Legal Department of BVMed, the German Medical Technology Association. In 1991, Rainer was promoted to the position of Deputy Director General of BVMed. He joined the JMDR Editorial Advisory Board in 2004.

About the Journal of Medical Device Regulation

The JMDR is intended to educate, provide professional guidance, develop core competence of regulatory professionals, and promote debate on fundamental and topical matters within the medical device industry. In addition to publishing review and discussion articles by opinion leaders from the device community, the Journal summarises the news headlines from around the world and provides useful reference information in the form of charts and briefing documents. The Journal is a quarterly, subscription-only publication which is currently only available in electronic format.

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