Take two sites and call me in the morning...
Head on over to the Food and Drug Administration's (http://www.fda.gov) site to stay on top of the latest developments in the industry. Two sections of the site - http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/index.html and http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/index.html - are of interest to engineers involved in developing medical devices. The first site-Center for Devices and Radiological Health-offers "Device Advice" for self-service information; a pre-market approval database; the Division of Small Manufacturers Assistance to help manufacturers comply with FDA regulations; sections for pre- and post-market issues; and special interest items.
At Medical Device Link.com (http:// www. devicelink.com/) you'll discover a comprehensive site with links to seven publications, a database of consultants, a link to all the latest industry tradeshows, plus a career center that allows you to post your resume or look through classifieds.
Surgical Products Online at http://www. surgprodmag.com features a comprehensive database of new products and supplier directory of nearly 500 companies. Also on the site are feature articles, profiles and solutions with a review of suppliers and their resources and abilities to contribute to success in the O.R., and online literature request.