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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Kelly Stone, policy team lead on life sciences-related regulatory and legislative issues at the , is worried by what she reads in a new report.

On Thursday, the Council for American Medical Innovation released the results of a Battelle study that echoes “many concerns that the NVCA has been voicing for some time regarding the state of medical innovation in America,” Stone writes.

“The study, unequivocally asserts that the United States is quickly losing ground as a global leader in medical innovation. It sets forth a series of public policy recommendations aimed at ensuring that our country remains competitive amidst a rapidly changing global arena. The emphasis is strong on public private partnerships, federally funded research and development, and enhanced leadership within the Administration and regulatory agencies.

“The study is consistent with the NVCA’s public policy agenda within our own medical industry group and the premise that we must not take America’s historical innovation leadership for granted. The study results will be helpful to us on Capitol Hill and within the Administration as we advocate for an environment in which medical innovation can thrive from the earliest basic reserach stages through regulatory approvals and commercialization. It is a must read for anyone operating within the life sciences sector.”