New RWE Framework Aims To Get IVDs To Market Faster, Surveil COVID-19 Tests
Three years after the US FDA released a guidance to use real-world evidence in premarket applications, the stakeholder group MDIC has unveiled a framework for how IVD RWE can be captured and used by sponsors for premarket applications.
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The agency issued a final guidance spelling out reasonable applications of real-world device evidence and what factors must be considered when weighing whether data collected from routine care via means – such as electronic patient records or insurance claims – can help support a product approval or other regulatory decision.