2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

A New FDA: A Partner for the Digital Future

Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
MedTech Stage
110 E 2nd St

Some healthcare entrepreneurs describe the FDA as confusing, scary and a barrier to market. Companies often don’t know if the FDA is regulating their app, device, or software, and some don’t even know to ask until it’s too late. But the FDA is looking to change that image. With new hands-off policies designed to promote innovation and efforts to engage entrepreneurs early, the FDA is becoming a partner in bringing innovations to market while ensuring public safety. Leading this charge is Bakul Patel, Assoc. Director for Digital Health at the FDA, who will provide insights into the FDA’s current and future plans for regulating digital health and answer those questions you were afraid to ask.

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Bakul Patel at SXSW

Bakul Patel

Assoc Dir for Digital Health

Food and Drug Administration/Center for Devices and Radiological Health

BAKUL PATEL is Associate Director for Digital Health, at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mr. Patel leads regulatory policy and sci...

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