How we work

About Us

The Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet) is a global Public-Private Partnership that brings together leadership, expertise, and resources from health care professionals, industry, patient groups, payers, academia, and government to advance a national patient-centered medical device evaluation and surveillance system. As a voluntary organization, the success of MDEpiNet depends on the time and effort of its members. Visit the Who We Are and Centers pages to learn more.

Two Centers support MDEpiNet operations under a cooperative agreement with the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

The Projects of MDEpiNet have been funded by a variety of partners (listed with the project descriptions).


We have 4 main current objectives, which are to

(1) Build strategically Coordinated Registry Networks to advance the collection and use of real-world data

(2) Develop methodologies to support real world evidence

(3) Conduct studies to better understand how devices perform in the real-world

(4) Collaborate with the National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center to provide Coordinated Registry Networks evidence to the National Evaluation System for health Technology