used in the PMA process. The last presentation is an example of industry concerns about transparency of, and delays in, FDA decision-making within the 510(k) process.

The workshop agenda, biographic sketches of the speakers and panelists, and the two commissioned papers presented at the workshop are available as appendixes.

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FDA (Food and Drug Administration). 2000. Device Advice: Premarket Notification. Washington, DC, Food and Drug Administration. http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/deviceregulationandguidance/howtomarketyourdevice/premarketsubmissions/premarketnotification510k/default.htm (accessed August 31, 2010).

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2010. Public Health Effectiveness of the FDA 510(k) Clearance Process: Balancing Patient Safety and Innovation. Edited by Wizemann, T. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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