FDA Shares Best Tips To Alleviate Premarket Submission Pain Points
US FDA staff and industry experts – including from Johnson & Johnson, Stryker and Globus Medical – discussed the ins and outs of premarket submissions during a recent agency webinar, with a focus on spinal device submissions.
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