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May 15, 2013

Diane Biagianti Receives PwC Award for Leadership in Promoting Ethical Behavior in Medtech Industry

Warsaw, Poland – Diane Biagianti, vice president, chief responsibility officer at Edwards Lifesciences, today received the 2013 PwC Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Ethics in the Medical Device Industry, given at the sixth annual International Medtech Compliance Conference in Warsaw, Poland. 

The award, sponsored by PwC, is given annually to the individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the advancement of ethics and ethical behavior in the medical device and diagnostics industry.

PWC; Price Water Coopers“I would like to congratulate Diane for this well-deserved honor,” said Christopher L. White, senior executive vice president, general counsel, of the Advanced Medical Technology Association. “She is an outstanding leader in global compliance whose dedicated work advanced industry efforts in support of the passage and successful implementation of the U.S. physician payment disclosure law – known as the Physician Payments Sunshine Act – and other industry-wide compliance work around the world.

“Diane’s many contributions include leading AdvaMed’s Device and Diagnostics Compliance Group, providing testimony in support of the Sunshine law, and serving as a drafting mentor for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum’s region-wide industry code-of-ethics harmonization initiative.

“Her work helped ensure that the relationships between health care professionals and the medical technology industry are conducted with the highest ethical standards,” White said.

David Wysocky, director, US pharmaceuticals and life sciences team, PwC, commented on presenting the award: “Diane has shown herself to be a true leader on issues within the U.S. and emerging issues in Latin America and Asia, and we are proud to continue supporting this award, recognising the important contribution compliance professionals are making in support of the industry.”

To learn more about AdvaMed’s Code of Ethics, look here.

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