Roundtable on Biomedical Engineering Materials and Applications
Annual rept. 1 Sep 1999-31 Aug 2000
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC
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The National Materials Advisory Board held the first BEMA Roundtable meeting on 20- 21 July 2000 at The National Academies, Main Building Board Room, Washington DC. Attendees represented government, industry, and academia. Four speakers spoke on three topics 1 The Appropriate Determination of Biocompatibility, 2 Improving the Scientific Basis for Regulatory Decision Making, and 3 Supply and Access of Biomaterials. Based onthe briefs presented at this roundtable, three specific, priority topics emerged 1 Science Based Testing, 2 Partnerships to Improve the Regulatory Process, and 3 Barriers to Innovation in Medical Devices. To kick off discussion of these topics, three pairs of members volunteered to write concept papers, eventually leading to the focus of a June 2001 workshop. The BEMA members also decided to add a fourth, catch-all topic, Other Emerging Topics. The BEMA members also requested creation of a members-only, interactive website for use in planning future workshops and roundtables, and to foster discussion on the four topics above. The members agreed to hold the next roundtable on 5-6 December 2000 in Washington DC. This roundtable will be a planning meeting to finalize the topics for the June 2001 workshop and discuss possible topics for a Fall 2001 workshop.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies