Discussion with the Expert with JEFFREY SHUREN, MD, JD
WIB had a great turnout for the most recent installment of the "Discussion with the Expert" series on April 26, 2012. This event featured Dr. Jeff Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health for the FDA. In addition to the over 50 people gathered at the Arnold & Porter LLP office in Washington D.C., another 30 joined from Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle via a live-stream.
Dr. Shuren began by outlining CDRH's mission and vision, which he stated as: protecting and promoting public health by making sure patients have access to safe, high-quality and effective medical devices. He continued by introducing a new program at the FDA called Innovation Pathway, which is designed to create a greater collaboration between device companies and agency experts to shorten the time and resources needed to get products and services to market. The FDA hopes the Innovation Pathway program will transform how the agency and innovators work together. The forum closed with Q&A moderated by longtime WIB member, Jenny Regan, co-founder and CEO of KeyTech. Click here more information on the Innovation Pathway program.
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