FCC and FDA Team Up for Joint Workshop

workshopIn a joint statement released to the media this week, the FCC and FDA have announced their agenda for a joint workshop on medical technology innovation and wireless test beds.

We’re told that Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn of the FCC, and Dr. William Maisel, Deputy Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA, will address workshop participants.

The workshop is set for next Tuesday, March 31st.
At that time, the Federal Communications Commission and the Food and Drug Administration will host “Promoting Medical Technology Innovation – The Role of Wireless Test Beds.”

This public workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The workshop will convene experts from industry, medicine, academia, and government to focus on the role of wireless medical test beds and their influence on the development of converged medical technology for clinical and non-clinical settings.  A wireless test bed is an environment where devices can be evaluated across a range of interference scenarios.

“The workshop is another step in the ongoing FDA/FCC collaboration and leadership in promoting innovative medical technologies, and is being organized by the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force, the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology, and the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health,” the statement reads.

Those interested in registering can do so by e-mailing testbeds@fcc.gov.

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