The Medical Devices Manufacturers Association website, located at http:// www.medicaldevices.org , represents its members'collective interests before Congress, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other federal agencies that develop or implement policies that affect the medical device industry. The site features the association's public policy agenda for the year, a comprehensive list of links to other medical device sites, and a members-only section including a bi-weekly newsletter and a regulatory roundup. Users can sign up online to become members.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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