Pediatric Medical Devices
MedSun: Newsletter #63, August 2011

FDA Medical Devices: Products and Medical Procedures

Pediatric medical devices treat or diagnose diseases and conditions from birth through age 21. Some products are designed specifically for children, while others are borrowed from adult applications or produced for more general use. Designing pediatric medical devices can be challenging: children are often smaller and more active than adults, body structures and functions change throughout childhood, and children may be long-term device users -- bringing new concerns about device longevity and long-term exposure to implanted materials.

Additional Information:

Pediatric Medical Devices. FDA Medical Devices: Products and Medical Procedures. January 2011.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ucm135104.htm


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