About MDIC

MDIC is the first-ever public-private partnership (PPP) created with the sole objective of advancing medical device regulatory science.

  • We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that operates in partnership with the FDA to improve the medical technology environment.
  • Participation in MDIC is open to representatives of organizations that are substantially involved in medical and/or medical device research, development, treatment, or education; that are involved in the promotion of public health; or that have expertise in regulatory science.


A Brief History

The FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and LifeScience Alley, Inc., a Minnesota trade association, executed a Memorandum of Understanding in December 2011 to work together to establish research collaborations in regulatory science. LifeScience Alley filed Articles of Incorporation with the State of Minnesota in August 2012 to create an independent entity focused on advancing medical device regulatory science at an industry level.

Governance Structure

  • MDIC is an independent organization governed by a Board of Directors representing the public and private sectors and patient advocacy groups. The Board will oversee MDIC subcommittee activity.
  • Subcommittees will be formed to lead programs that advance specific areas of regulatory science.
  • Each subcommittee will be responsible for establishing working groups and project plans to advance individual programs.