Stroke-Device Registry Will Be Focus Of February FDA Meeting
A Feb. 2 workshop, which will focus on the prospects of a registry for devices used for acute ischemic stroke intervention, fits into US FDA's expanding focus on leveraging registries to support regulatory decision-making.
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