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Convergence of communications and medical systems: the opportunities and the challenges
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2010

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just announced that, as part of its implementation of the recently released National Broadband Plan and the Plan's recommendation to use the power of broadband to improve healthcare, the FCC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are going to be holding a public meeting on July 26 and 27, 2010, to discuss regulatory issues arising from the convergence of wireless technology and healthcare devices.

Implanted neuromuscular stimulator notice comments dates released
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2009

As previously reported, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") proposes to allot spectrum and adopt service and technical rules for new implanted medical devices that would expand the use of functional electric stimulation to restore sensation, mobility and function to paralyzed limbs and organs.

FCC allocates more spectrum to wireless medical devices and proposes even more spectrum for implanted neuromuscular stimulators
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2009

The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") recently released an Order allocating 2 MHz of new spectrum for advanced wireless implanted devices, which may enable the certification of new devices.