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Division of Applied Mechanics

Who We Are

The Division of Applied Mechanics (DAM) within CDRH’s Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) identifies and uses applied mechanics to investigate interactions between the human body and medical devices or radiation-emitting products.

What We Do

The Division focuses on issues related to the following areas:

  • Additive manufacturing (such as 3-D printing)
  • Cardiovascular
  • Credibility assessment in modeling
  • Materials chemistry and mechanical performance
  • Microfluidics
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Post-market signal response
  • Therapeutic ultrasound

The technical disciplines of the Division’s staff include mechanical engineering, materials science, biomedical engineering, general engineering, mathematics, medical radiology, and physics.

Contact Us

For specific phone numbers and email, see the CDRH Management Directory by Organization.

For general questions about medical devices regulation, contact the Division of Industry and Consumer Education at dice@fda.hhs.gov or 800.638.2041 or 301.796.7100.