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Terumo’s Mimura Elected New Medical Devices Chief; Reimbursement Debate Ahead for SaMD

June 9, 2021
The Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations (JFMDA) elected Takayoshi Mimura, chairman of Japanese medical devices giant Terumo, as its new chairman at an election held on June 8 following the expiration of the previous board members’ term of office.…

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