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Saturday, September 1, 2007

A master’s of science degree in regulatory affairs and services, believed to be the first in the country specifically focused on medical devices, begins at St. Cloud State this fall.

The program will prepare professionals to lead medical device companies through the Food and Drug Administration and international regulatory processes that are designed to ensure new medical devices are safe and effective. The medical device industry has identified regulatory affairs as an occupation in acute need of more trained professionals.

The concept for the degree 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. Classes are being held on nights and weekends in the Twin Cities.

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