NEST Coordinating Center At Year One: Device Data-Sharing Network In Its Sights
A year after the NEST Coordinating Center was launched, the group has expanded its staff and now it wants to get a data network in place by year's end with real-world evidence information that device manufacturers can use to impress US FDA reviewers.
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As US FDA has been on a quest to encourage gathering more real-world data, companies like Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson seem to be hopping on the bandwagon with partnerships to gather and analyze how their products really perform.
Medtronic, Cook, BD and J&J are represented, along with academic and US FDA officials, on two new subcommittees formed by the National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center, which is establishing real-world evidence networks for medical devices.
Two months into the job, Medical Device Innovation Consortium CEO Pamela Goldberg talks about the organization's work running the NEST Coordinating Center, its efforts to engage the Medicare agency, early feasibility studies and its work with US FDA on Case for Quality.