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An Ingredient List for Your Medical Device?

Published In: MDDI Online

On May 20, 2021, FDA published a document (“Safety of Metals and Other Materials Used in Medical Devices”) requesting input regarding the best methods to use in conveyance of material information for a broader range of medical devices to both healthcare providers and patients. This idea began from safety concerns with various long-term devices that have received public scrutiny (such as breast implants and metal-on-metal hip implants). With these realized patient risks, it is understandable why FDA is asking for feedback regarding how to best communicate any possible safety hazards to clinicians and patients so that they can make an informed decision understanding the acceptable risks.


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Matthew R Jorgensen, Ph.D.

Chemistry and Materials Scientist

Dr. Jorgensen is an expert in chemistry and materials science. He has over a decade of experience designing, synthesizing, and analyzing complex materials. To characterize materials, Dr. Jorgensen has extensively used a wide variety of techniques including GC/MS, LC/MS, FTIR, UV/VIS, SEM, NMR, and several types of advanced spectroscopic techniques. His Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Utah was based on the fabrication and analysis of titanium dioxide and silicon dioxide photonic crystals templated from the three-dimensional structure found in the exoskeleton of exotic weevils. During his time at the University of Utah, he received the Henry Eyring Research Fellowship, the DOW Chemical First Year Scholarship, and additional grants to travel and present his research at national and international conferences. His research has resulted in over 30 peer-reviewed publications.