The objective of the workshop that is the subject of this summary report was to present the challenges and opportunities for medical devices as perceived by the key stakeholders in the field. The agenda, and hence the summaries of the presentations that were made in the workshop and which are presented in this summary report, was organized to first examine the nature of innovation in the field and the social and economic infrastructure that supports such innovation. The next objective was to identify and discuss the greatest unmet clinical needs, with a futuristic view of technologies that might meet those needs. And finally, consideration was given to the barriers to the application of new technologies to meet clinical needs.
Table of Contents
|1 Introductory Overview||1-8|
|2 Keynote Session||9-30|
|3 The Nature of Medical Innovation||31-46|
|4 Sources and Support of Medical Devices Innovation||47-60|
|5 The Challenges Ahead||61-68|
|6 Summary and Conclusions||69-70|
|Appendix A: Workshop Agenda||71-76|
|Appendix B: Speakers' Biographical Sketches||77-88|
|Appendix C: Registered Participants||89-92|
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