The Community for Technology Leaders
Pacific Medical Technology Symposium (1998)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Aug. 17, 1998 to Aug. 20, 1998
ISBN: 0-8186-8667-7
pp: 334
Gilbert B. Devey , National Science Foundation
Rarely does a scientific discovery lead directly to a new medical device technology; the outstanding exception is the x-ray. Medical device technologies typically emerge as adaptations or modifications of technologies developed for other purposes. Research grant programs of the National Science Foundation (NSF) foster advances in emerging medical technologies while simultaneously helping to sustain and strengthen the Nation's science, mathematics, and engineering capabilities. Conferences and workshops produce state-of-the-art information that guides the Foundation and the research community in the planning and assessment of emerging research opportunities. Industry-university partnerships are encouraged and supported. The NSF research portfolio correlates well with the findings from the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) "Expert Survey: Future Trends in Medical Device Technology".

G. B. Devey, "Fostering Advances in Emerging Medical Technologies," Pacific Medical Technology Symposium(PACMEDTEK), Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998, pp. 334.
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