RAPS Taiwan Chapter Becomes First in Asia

11 April 2014

Rockville, MD, USA—The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) has announced the establishment of a new chapter in Taiwan, its first in Asia. The  RAPS Taiwan Chapter originated as an affiliate. In making the move to become an official chapter, it will be able to offer additional resources and opportunities to the regulatory community in Taiwan.

“Regulatory professionals from Taiwan can look forward to local training and networking activities while continuing to access RAPS resources for their professional development and career progression,” said RAPS Executive Director Sherry Keramidas, PhD, FASAE, CAE.

The chapter is the latest in a series of steps expanding RAPS’ presence in Asia. Last year, RAPS opened two new offices in Asia—a Pan-Asia office in Singapore, serving the entire Asia-Pacific region, and another in Shanghai, serving the regulatory community in China—and also began working with the government of Singapore to develop and implement a new medical device regulatory affairs training program there.

Taiwan Chapter membership is open to all who reside in Taiwan and are involved in regulatory affairs, quality or other functions related to healthcare product regulation. The chapter has a web page in Mandarin Chinese as well as a  Facebook page. For information about how to join and membership benefits, contact the RAPS Taiwan Chapter via the web page at  http://www.raps-in-taiwan.org.tw.

About RAPS

The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (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. RAPS offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only post-academic professional credential to recognize regulatory excellence. RAPS is headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, with offices in Shanghai and Singapore, and chapters and affiliates worldwide.