News | August 17, 2015

Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) To Hold Annual Public Forum On Sept. 25

Medical technology is advancing, and patients want faster access to these beneficial, innovative products. The Medical Device Innovation Consortium’s vision is to create regulatory tools that facilitate more efficient access to new medical technology. The FDA praises MDIC as “…the first public-private partnership (PPP) with a mission to advance medical device regulatory science. MDIC is a collaboration among federal agencies, industry, nonprofit organizations, and patient advocacy organizations. It provides a venue for leveraging resources, people, and intellectual capital to find solutions to common challenges in the precompetitive space. MDIC supports the development of non-clinical device development tools that can reduce the need for or size of clinical studies to support market approval as well as steps to reduce the time and cost of clinical trials.” (Source: FDA's Role in Ensuring American Patients Have Access to Safe and Effective Medical Device Technology)

MDIC’s Annual Public Forum is an opportunity for the medical device community to learn what’s ahead in regulatory science. FDA Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products & Tobacco, Robert Califf, MD, will deliver the keynote address “The Value of Public-Private Partnerships in Advancing Regulatory Science and Innovation”. MDIC Board members will share “MDIC’s Journey from Vision to Reality and its Impact on Medical Device Innovation.” Jeff Shuren, MD, JD, Director, CDRH FDA will provide the CDRH perspective, while the Industry Perspective will be given by Bill Hawkins, Lead Director, Immucor and Board Chair, MDIC.

Join us on Friday, September 25, 2015, at the Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, D.C. For those unable to attend in-person, the meeting will be broadcasted in webinar format. Registration can be found at: www.mdic.org/register/

About The Medical Device Innovation Consortium
Founded in 2012, MDIC is the first public-private partnership created with the sole objective of advancing medical device regulatory science in an effort to improve product safety and performance while reducing cost and time to market. MDIC functions in the pre-competitive medical device space, providing a forum for collaboration to leverage resources and share critical information. MDIC’s mission is to promote public health through science and technology, to solve issues facing the industry while enhancing safe and effective product performance through the total product lifecycle of commercialized medical devices, and to enhance trust and confidence among stakeholders. For more information,visit www.MDIC.org.

SOURCE: The Medical Device Innovation Consortium