US FDA | Statement on continued efforts to evaluate materials in medical devices to address potential safety questions

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Innovation in medical devices, spurred in many cases by advances in materials sciences, continues to improve the lives of patients. The growing number of available materials used in today’s medical devices ‒ such as metal, plastic, silicone, animal-derived products or some combination of these ‒ reflects continued evolution in this field that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has routinely worked to evaluate as part of our ongoing commitment to foster safety and innovation to ensure that patients have access to safe and effective medical devices.



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