Rethinking the Role of Clinical Affairs

Historically, the nature and function of clinical affairs within the orthopedic device industry have been understood from a perspective of premarket need. Ask a device firm’s leadership why a clinical affairs team is part of the company infrastructure, and the response will likely make reference to securing key product approvals. This perspective...

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Joel Batts Joel joined SANUWAVE in October 2011 to lead the dermaPACE clinical study. He previously served as Senior Director of Clinical Affairs at Wright Medical Technology where his focus was orthopaedic reconstructive products, foot and ankle products and wound therapy. He has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Florida and is finishing a master’s in bioethics and health policy at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine.

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