Conference Calendar

March 14-18 - American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine Annual Meeting 2017

March 14-December 31 - Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference

Complete Calendar »

Earnings Calendar

No Upcoming Events Scheduled
Complete Calendar »

Read our research via:
email art

Weekly Email

rss art


app icon


app store icon


Orthopedic and Dental Industry News Complete Archive »

FDA Responds to Device Industry Study BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 30, 2010

FDA News reported (subscription required) comments from agency spokesman Dick Thompson in response to a device industry survey published last week. The study, partially funded by the MDMA, concluded that the agency's process is slow, costly and unpredictable compared to the EU's.

Thompson noted "significant flaws" in the survey, including that a low response rate (about 20%) may have biased the results. Additionally, he said comparing the FDA's process to the EU's is "apples to oranges" because companies engage with the FDA earlier in the development process than they do in the EU.

Email this to a colleague: