The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced they are holding their first public advisory committee meeting to convene experts and the public on the issue of evaluating the safety of metal used in medical devices. The Immunology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee (MDAC) takes place November 13-14, 2019 and will discuss the “potential for certain patients who receive medical device implants that contain select metal or metal alloys to develop immune and inflammatory reactions and whether current approaches and standards for biocompatibility are adequate.” AAHKS is nominating two members to the MDAC. More details.

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