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Regulatory affairs masterís: first-of-its-kind

Friday, September 28, 2007

The University’s new master of science degree in regulatory affairs and services (RA) is believed to be the first in the country to focus specifically on medical devices. The SCSU program will educate professionals to lead medical device companies through the Food and Drug Administration and international regulatory processes designed to ensure new medical devices are safe and effective.

The concept for the program arose out of the Science Initiative of Central Minnesota, a community effort to encourage science-based businesses to locate or expand in the St. Cloud area. "There is a shortage of well-trained individuals in the RA profession – we’re stepping up to help meet that need," said David DeGroote, dean of the College of Science and Engineering.

Classes are held nights and weekends in the northwest Twin Cities.

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