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What is a clinical medical device trial and how is it conducted?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Research on people: This is a clinical trial to test a new device in humans. The device could be a new kind of metal rod for back surgery, an Insulin pump, etc. The device must be reasonably safe and the research must be approved by a board dedicated to ensure patient safety (irb). The device is used and compared to similar devices that have been in use. It can take many years to get results.
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Research on people: This is a clinical trial to test a new device in humans. The device could be a new kind of metal rod for back surgery, an Insulin pump, etc. The device must be reasonably safe and the research must be approved by a board dedicated to ensure patient safety (irb). The device is used and compared to similar devices that have been in use. It can take many years to get results.

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