For Medical Industry Professionals

This library offers a comprehensive collection of reports, studies, and publications for and about the medical device and diagnostics industry. The Resource Library is just one more valuable information-sharing service MDIC offers to the public in order to share the work that we’re doing to advance the future of healthcare for patient benefit.

Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC)

Before a new medical device can receive marketing authorization, regulators evaluate its safety and effectiveness. One of the most important questions asked is whether the clinical benefit of a medical device outweighs its risk. Patients can provide valuable input about how they evaluate potential risks and benefits of a medical device and provide insight into the design and development of new technology. Patients, caregivers, and patient advocates have a deep and personal understanding of what it is like to live with a disease, and they often have valuable insights on how a device could affect their quality of life.

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