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CDRH Offices: Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories

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The Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) serves as the Center of Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) research arm to support the assessment of the enormous breadth of devices that the Center regulates from MRI scanners and neural stimulation devices to pacemakers, cancer treatments and other lifesaving products. OSEL is home to highly experienced scientists in essentially any discipline that has an impact on public health.

We undertake the highest quality science to provide our customers with the best methods, tools and expertise to:

  • Ensure readiness for emerging and innovative medical technologies
  • Develop appropriate evaluation strategies and testing standards
  • Create accessible and understandable public health information
  • Deliver timely and accurate decisions for products across their life cycle

Through a culture of Customer first, Communication, Collaboration and Consultancy.

CDRH Research Programs

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