Paul Biggins Exemplifies Success through Collaboration
With more than 35 years of experience in the diagnostic
imaging industry, including more than 20 years as first Toshiba’s and now Canon’s
director of regulatory affairs, Paul Biggins has played a critical role within the
industry at large and specifically within the Medical Imaging & Technology
Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA.
A constant fixture in the MITA X-Ray Imaging Products Section,
Mr. Biggins has a no-nonsense style and organizational skills that have served MITA
well. He oversaw the development of NEMA
XR 25 and NEMA
XR 29, which standardize important tools to optimize and manage radiation
Mr. Biggins also played a role in
fostering and nurturing collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) by creating a team that included regulatory and industry
representation. Because of that, the FDA and the industry understand their mutual
interest in providing high-quality technology while ensuring safety and
effectiveness. This collaboration has led to many regulatory achievements,
including HR 2009, the Fostering Innovation in Medical Imaging Act, the
revision of FDA guidance on Solid State X-ray Imaging Devices, and the
development of pediatric x-ray labeling.
A leader in MITA's Governance Working Group, Mr. Biggins was
also instrumental in developing the Leadership Forum, which brings together
leaders of MITA Sections and Committees, allows for cross-organizational
discussion, and reduces "silo-ing."
Although Mr. Biggins is employed by Canon, he is focused on
working for the good of the entire industry and for supporting MITA as the
industry association. This focus, combined with his many years of participation
and leadership within NEMA's medical imaging division, embodies the spirit of
the Röntgen Award.