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Division of Biomedical Physics

Who We Are

The Division of Biomedical Physics (DBP) within CDRH’s Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL). DBP helps drive the FDA mission by performing best in the world regulatory science on the biophysical interactions between medical devices and the human body.

What We Do

The Division focuses on issues related to the following areas:

  • Advanced Patient Monitoring and Control
  • AR/VR – Extended Reality (XR)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Machine Learning
  • Cardiovascular
  • Credibility Assessment in Modeling
  • Digital Pathology
  • Orthopedics
  • Electromagnetic and Electrical Safety
  • Laser Therapeutics
  • Medical Imaging and Diagnostics
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Post Market Signal Response

The technical disciplines of the Division’s staff include physics, mathematics, biophysics, chemistry, neuroscience, optics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and systems and general engineering.

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.