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Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories

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The Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL), supports the CDRH mission of protecting and promoting public health by:

  • conducting laboratory-based regulatory research to facilitate the development and innovation of safe and effective medical devices and radiation emitting products;
  • providing scientific and engineering expertise, data, and analyses to support regulatory processes including pre-market review, post-market investigations, and standards development; and
  • collaborating with colleagues in academia, industry, government, and standards development organizations to develop, translate, and disseminate science and engineering-based information regarding regulated products.

 

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