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Additional Projects



Core Variable Assessment Towards a National Evaluation Program (CATNIP) is designed to advance the foundational elements of a total product lifecycle (TPLC) approach for the evaluation of bariatric and metabolic weight-loss devices, focusing on endoscopically placed devices or procedures designed for weight loss and/or metabolic treatment (diabetes).



Cornell Claims Based Research Initiative (CBRI). Research within this program evaluates current and innovative devices and device-based interventions in medicine. Current research from CBRI focuses on four major areas of clinical medicine: urology, cardiovascular medicine, thoracic surgery and obstetrics & gynecology.


Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-oriented, Time-bound. SMART is a working group focused on supporting pilot projects that will result in improved capture and exchange of unique device identifiers (UDIs) and other structured device data across the medical device ecosystem.


Two International Consortium of Cardiovascular Registries (ICCR) initiatives, The International Consortium of Transcatheter Valve Registries (ICTVR) and The International Consortium of Vascular Registries (ICVR), provide a collaborative platform through which registries and other stakeholders around the world can start a dialog, discuss data/methodology issues, and use aggregate level innovative analytic methods for conducting worldwide studies.



Predictable And SuStainable Implementation Of National (PASSION) Registries for Cardiovascular Devices is an MDEpiNet program that is building the national medical device evaluation system and addressing cardiovascular issues. The PASSION projects are the result of the October 15, 2014 MDEpiNet annual meeting. This MDEpiNet Think Tank launched three projects that have matured and been funded from a variety of sources.


RAPID focuses on a pre-competitive, stakeholder ecosystem approach to enhanced TPLC evaluation of devices for peripheral vascular intervention. This system was developed by the Predictable And Sustainable Implementation Of National (PASSION) Registries for Cardiovascular Devices program of MDEpiNet. RAPID is currently a formally designated NESTcc Demonstration Program coordinated by the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

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