GW Launches Masters Program in Regulatory Biomedical Engineering

Igor Effimov
November 02, 2015

The George Washington University (GW) has launched a first-of-its kind master of engineering degree program in regulatory biomedical engineering to educate engineers who can navigate the regulatory process and help bring new inventions to market faster.

The average length of time for premarket approval of a new medical device in the United States is four and one-half years, nearly five times longer than in Europe.

The new degree is an interdisciplinary program offered through GW’s Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science in partnership with the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Regulatory Affairs Program. The program addresses the nation’s unmet need for a graduate program to train engineers in the specific set of skills for regulatory science, biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship.

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