With An Eye On Diversity, FDA Recognizes MedTech Color Collaborative Community
The new collaborative community from MedTech Color – the 11th that the US FDA has formally recognized – will push for better representation for people of color in clinical studies and other product development activities.
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Industry veteran Kwame Ulmer has cobbled together a new group to help address perceived racial disparities at device firms. "MedTech Color" has already attracted attention from heavy-hitters Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, 3M and Danaher, as well as industry advocacy group AdvaMed.
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