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CDRH Network of Experts

The Network of Experts is a vetted network of outside scientists, clinicians and engineers who will provide the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) staff with rapid access to scientific, engineering, and medical expertise when it is needed to supplement existing knowledge and expertise within the CDRH. This program is designed to broaden CDRH exposure to scientific viewpoints, but not to provide external policy advice or opinions.

CDRH has a tremendous internal cadre of scientific expertise, including over 800 scientists, engineers, and clinicians. Despite this internal resource, it is unrealistic to expect CDRH staff to encompass all of the applicable expertise and experience necessary to fulfill our mission, given the rapidly growing variety and complexity of medical devices. This is particularly true when it comes to new and emerging fields of science and pioneering technologies. In these areas, it is often necessary for our experts to gain further scientific understanding from sources outside of the federal government. The Network of Experts will facilitate this exchange.

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Network of Experts Participants

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