$30m In Device User Fees Will Go To Real-World Evidence Evaluation System
US FDA will be able to tap $30m in user fees over a five-year span to support an independent coordinating center for collection of real-world evidence under its nascent NEST program, according to device center Director Jeff Shuren.
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New details about the planned pilot launch of the National Evaluation System for health Technology were included in US FDA's recently posted user-fee reauthorization commitment letter. At least one PMA and one 510(k) product type must be piloted on the real-world evidence system. Device center director Jeff Shuren continued to tout the program at this year's AdvaMed conference.
FDA has awarded the Medical Device Innovation Consortium $3 million to create a "coordinating center" to develop an envisioned National Evaluation System for health Technology, which will leverage real-world evidence to support device approvals and safety and performance tracking.
FDA and industry have finally struck a tentative deal that, with Congressional approval, aims to raise nearly a billion dollars over five years. It also holds FDA to higher quality metrics while starting a pilot project to use real-world evidence in tracking devices on the market.