Seeking Better and Safer Medical Devices
Medical devices range from common iteams such as stethoscopes to more complex products such as pacemakers and heart stents. The laws authorizing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate medical devices have been around for decades with little or no updates over time. The Medical Device Initiative project seeks to improve the tracking of medical device safety and to foster innovation that benefits patients.
Project Director Josh Rising has a personal connection to the value of medical devices and he explains the importance of the Initiative and the goals of the program.