Mercy, J&J Partner To Evaluate Medical Devices
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.
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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.
'Super Office' To The Rescue: FDA's Device Center Is About To Undergo A 'Total Product Life Cycle' Makeover
CDRH Director Jeff Shuren told industry that the device center is moving quickly to establish a "super office" to tackle the full spectrum of pre- and post-market issues to reduce inefficiencies to replace the more siloed approach. Chief Scientist Bill Maisel has already been named a director.
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.