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RAPS is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession and continues to actively support the professional and lead the profession as a neutral, non-lobbying nonprofit organization.

Stay informed on the latest healthcare regulatory news through RAPS’ online magazine, Regulatory Focus and its companion daily e-newsletter RF Today, or by following RAPS on social media, including TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Reporters, bloggers and other members of the media interested in covering RAPS events or programs should contact Zachary Brousseau, senior manager of communications, at zbrousseau@raps.org or by calling +301 770 2920 ext. 245.

Press Releases

RAPS welcomes new Ontario Chapter

Posted 22 September 2020 | By Zachary Brousseau 

RAPS has announced the official launch of the RAPS Ontario Chapter, which first began as a RAPS-affiliated local networking group. Ontario joins Vancouver as the second RAPS chapter in Canada ...

First virtual RAPS Convergence draws nearly 1,500 participants, earns praise

Posted 21 September 2020 | By Zachary Brousseau 

RAPS last week wrapped up its first RAPS Convergence conference to be held completely online. RAPS completely redesigned this year’s conference, transforming what has traditionally been a face...

RAPS recognizes new Fellows, Creaven-Capasso, Drago and McKeen

Posted 10 September 2020 | By Zachary Brousseau 

RAPS has announced the three outstanding senior regulatory professionals comprising the 2020 class of RAPS Fellows. The honor of being a RAPS Fellow is reserved for seasoned, proven leaders, w...

RAPS Announces 2020 Founder’s Award, Community Leadership Award and Patient-Centered Health Award Honorees

Posted 28 August 2020 | By Zachary Brousseau 

RAPS has announced six distinguished professionals and two influential organizations as this year’s honorees of RAPS’ awards for contributions to the regulatory profession and to promoting pub...

13 Earned Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) in midst of COVID-19 pandemic; Many others opt for future test date

Posted 28 July 2020 | By Zachary Brousseau 

Thirteen individuals passed the  RAC exam during the recent spring exam period, RAPS announced today. More than 90% of those who had initially registered to take the exam in the spring transfe...

RAPS in the News

Goldman Predicts ‘At Least One’ Vaccine Approval Before The End Of 2020, Raises GDP Estimate | Forbes

Posted 12 August 2020 | By Sergei Klebnikov

...of 42 companies that have vaccines currently under development, according to the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society...

Arcturus Therapeutics Has Begun A Phase 1/2 Study On Its Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate | Forbes

Posted 11 August 2020 | By Jim Collins

...in the race to a Covid-19 vaccine includes no fewer than 42 entities named by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society...


Posted 28 July 2020 | By Alex Keown

...the nation’s food supplies. First reported by Regulatory Focus, the publication of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)...

Experts urge transparency and advisory committee review for COVID-19 vaccines | Healthcare Purchasing News

Posted 15 July 2020

...advisory committee review will be key to the effective rollout of a vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19), reports the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. 

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