News & Events (Medical Devices)
Press releases, meetings, conferences, and other announcements to keep the public apprised of significant news and activities related to medical devices.
FDA approves first companion diagnostic to detect gene mutation associated with a type of lung cancer FDA issues proposal to increase consumer awareness of tanning bed risks FDA issues proposal to improve the quality of automated external defibrillators
- Draft guidance issued for manufacturers to accurately label medical products that are not made with natural rubber latex
FDA approves new silicone breast implant FDA approves first retinal implant for adults with rare genetic eye disease FDA approves Exjade to remove excess iron in patients with genetic blood disorder FDA permits marketing of first test that can simultaneously identify 11 causes of infectious gastroenteritis Invacare signs consent decree to correct wheelchair manufacturing problems FDA permits marketing of device to seal lung punctures FDA warns against improper advertising, promotion of lasers intended for LASIK corrective eye surgery FDA announces public-private partnership to develop regulatory science that will speed patient access to new medical device technologies
- First drug-eluting stent to treat peripheral arterial disease approved