The process of obtaining approval for new medical devices can be a long and windy road. This complicated and sometimes confusing process may soon get a little easier, according to an Industry News press release.
LifeScience Alley™ is a 650 member organization that prides itself on aiding, educating, and leading their members in their pursuits for success. According to their website, LifeScience Alley™ also “partners with organizations to educate and lobby legislators on issues critical to the success of our members.” This strategic affiliation will now include a partnership between them, the FDA, and academic experts to take a new look at the procedures, practices, and science behind the approval of medical devices. The goal is to bridge the gap between what some call a slow, confusing process and what others say is a somewhat lackadaisical review process before a device goes to market.
This idea of getting both regulators and manufacturers on the same page to streamline the process of getting a device to market, if successful, seems like a win-win for everyone involved. Including the patient who just may be waiting for a miracle…
IMARC is a proud member of LifeScience Alley™ and looks forward to the partnership for the clinical research industry.