FDA Issues Draft Guidance For Physiologic Closed-Loop Control Devices
The US agency’s draft document highlights technical considerations to enhance safety and efficacy for the development of medical devices employing physiologic closed-loop control technology. PCLC tech can benefit health care providers by lessening their workloads.
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