Emmett Devereux

Director Government and Regulatory Affairs, Cook Medical EMEA

Emmett Devereux is Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Cook Medical in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Emmett is focused on developing and implementing strategies and policies that raise awareness of patient access to medical technology. Fostering a business environment that is supportive of innovation in healthcare and the advancement of patient care is a core focus for Emmett.

The development and harmonisation of Global, Middle Eastern, European and National legislation in relation to the medical device industry is a priority for Emmett and the wider Government and Regulatory Affairs team.

Emmett joined Cook Medical in 2001 and was an integral part of the leadership team in Limerick. During his time with Cook the company grew to 900 employees and established an extensive range of shared services, including regulatory and quality teams that support the business across EMEA.  Prior to joining Cook, Emmett held positions at Bausch and Lomb, Summit Technologies and Johnson and Johnson.

Emmett represents Cook Medical on the Medtech Europe Regulatory Affairs Committee and the Public Affairs Committee. He is an active member of the Irish Medical Device Association and is past chair of their Regulatory Affairs Committee. Emmett is also an active member of the UK Trade Association and is an active member on both its Regulatory and Public policy committee. He is a past Board member of MECOMED which is the Medtech Association for the Middle East and North Africa. He currently acts as an industry observer on the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) working group and is an advocate for the for global regulatory harmonisation in the field of Medical Device Regulation.

Emmett also has responsibility for the oversight and approach taken by Cook on a number of key EU Trade associations across many of the member states in the EU.

He is a past member of GHTF Study group 3; National Standards Association of Ireland (NSAI); and, of TC210 on the revision to ISO13485.

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Posted on 23.09.2021

Global approach needed to remote audits

The pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives. This is no different for those of us in the medtech space where we were pushed to rethink how we work. In the process, we learned how to find robust alternatives to important processes such as physical audits. These changes also revealed the need for greater […]

By Emmett Devereux Director Government and Regulatory Affairs, Cook Medical EMEA