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25 - Next-Generation Ethical Development of Medical Devices

from Part IV - Society


Each year hundreds of new biomedical devices and therapies are developed to attempt to solve unmet medical needs.  However, many fail due to unforeseen challenges of complex ethical, regulatory, and societal issues.  We propose that a number of these issues can be effectively transformed into drivers of innovation for medical solutions if ethical analysis is considered early, iteratively, and comprehensively in the research and development process.

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