Full course description
This course examines the policy framework for biomedical technology, including medical devices, drugs, diagnostics, digital therapeutics, and algorithms. Emphasis will be placed on the funding of research and development, the protection of intellectual property, FDA market authorization, insurance coverage, and algorithm design. The focus will be on the US but we will examine industrial policy and innovation nationalism within a global context. Students will be required to read peer-reviewed articles, keep up with journalistic reports, and participate in online discussions.