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Jan 30 2017   5:03PM GMT

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Medical device class (MDC) is a regulatory category defined by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In the United States, the FDA has the authority to regulate medical devices before and after they reach the marketplace. Continued…

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“In today’s world of medical devices that are connected to a hospital’s network or even a patient’s own internet service at home, we see significant technological advances in patient care and, at the same time, an increase in the risk of cybersecurity breaches that could affect a device’s performance and functionality.” – Suzanne Schwartz, M.D.

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