Nathan Brown and Jo-Ellyn Sakowitz Klein Interviewed in Medtech Insight on Trends in Digital Medical Technology

In its article “Get ‘HIP’AA To Digital Medtech Law: More Than Just FDA To Worry About,” Medtech Insight interviewed Nathan Brown and Jo-Ellyn Sakowitz Klein, partner and senior counsel, respectively, in the health practice at Akin Gump. The two discussed the many hurdles facing the digital medical technology industry amid new oversight from government agencies and statutes.

In a far-reaching piece, the article reports that large-scale growth is anticipated in the number of innovative digital medtech products, including consumer products and clinical grade devices, developed in the coming years. Klein said this is likely to create big challenges in various legal areas as well as “a lot of really interesting data issues and a lot of interesting issues on the FDA side.”

Brown added that what makes digital medtech products different is that they are not just medical products, but also software and services, allowing for different legal and compliance areas that could affect how they come to market.

The pair go on to discuss at length the various issues and challenges facing businesses in this market given these dynamics.