COVID-19: FDA’s Stenzel Talks Abbott Test, Future Clearances In Call
Timothy Stenzel, director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health within the US agency's device center, offered an update on a controversial Abbott test and covered other issues during a COVID-19 developer webinar.
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