What if regulatory affairs were not only viewed as a necessary burden, but actually help a medical device company? Our guest today thinks that is exactly the case.

Phagenesis, a greenlight.guru customer, is a new type of medical device startup company with a fascinating story. Their products are transforming the lives of people with dysphagia by restoring neurological control of swallowing. Nestlé recently struck a deal to acquire Phagenesis as reported by The WSJ.


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Today Jon is talking with Rebecca Sheridan, Head of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Phagenesis. Join us as Rebecca shares more about her background, the Phagenesis story and the role of regulatory affairs in the medical device industry.

Some of the topics discussed today include:

  • Rebecca’s professional background
  • Differences between large and small medical device companies and joining Phagenesis
  • Involving the whole team in regulatory affairs to make it work for everyone
  • Using greenlight.guru as a tool at Phagenesis
  • Advice for medical device startups
  • Overview of Phagenesis and dysphagia treatments

Additional Links:

Nestlé Strikes Deal to Acquire Dysphagia Treatment Device Maker Phagenesis

Phagenesis website

Rebecca Sheridan - LinkedIn

Greenlight Guru

Quotes by Rebecca:

Do things right the first time, otherwise it will come back and get you.

Always focus on your customer’s needs, even when it’s a quality management system process.

Don’t be afraid of regulators, they are there to help and guide us.

When you have an easy to use tool, you get easy acceptance.

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