FDA Calls for Nominations to Join MDAC Panels

October 4, 2017

The FDA is calling for nominations from the medical device industry to join certain panels of CDRH’s Medical Devices Advisory Committee (MDAC).

Nominees should be full-time employees of a medical device organization or an organization in a similar field to qualify. Representatives can either self-nominate or nominate someone else.

The five panels are: the Circulatory System Device Panel; the Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel; the Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel; the General Hospital and Personal Use Devices Panel; and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel.

The functions they serve include reviewing and evaluating data on the safety and effectiveness of marketed or investigational devices for use in the particular specialty area of the panel.

Panel members also make recommendations in regards to the classification or reclassification of devices as well as complexity categorization of in vitro diagnostics.

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