J.J. Tobin worked for many years and in various capacities within Olympus diagnostica GmbH, a company employing several 100 people who develop and manufacture in vitro diagnostic reagents. Dr. Tobin therefore has extensive experience of working within an FDA and European medical device regulatory framework.#60;br#62;#60;br#62;Gary Walsh is a senior lecturer in industrial biochemistry at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He has direct industrial experience within the pharmaceutical industry, as well as extensive teaching and non-laboratory based research interests in the pharmaceutical biotechnology arena. He has published a number of books, book chapters and journal articles relevant to this publication. He also teaches elements of pharmaceutical science and regulatory affairs on an annual course provided by the University of Limerick to an international medical device company with a manufactoring facility based in the region.Tobin, John J. is the author of 'Medical Product Regulatory Affairs: Pharmaceuticals, Diagnostics, Medical Devices', published 2008 under ISBN 9783527318773 and ISBN 3527318771.