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Ferdous Al-Faruque

Senior Reporter

Washington, DC

Ferdous Al-Faruque, known as Danny, specializes in reporting on new medical device technologies such as mobile health, combination products, unique device identifiers, and issues surrounding interoperability and cyber security. He is also our resident podcast expert, and has brought listeners the voices of top FDA officials as well as industry leaders. Danny is a big sci-fi fan, especially Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek. Qapla'!'}">Ferdous Al-Faruque, known as Danny, specializes in reporting on new medical device technologies such as mobile health, combination products, unique device identifiers, and issues surrounding interoperability and cyber security. He is also our resident podcast expert, and has brought listeners the voices of top FDA officials as well as industry leaders. Danny is a big sci-fi fan, especially Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek. Qapla'!

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In this week’s case study podcast we discuss first-of-their-kind US FDA emergency use authorizations for at-home COVID-19 diagnostics made by Lucira Health and Ellume.

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FDA Plans To Improve COVID-19 EUA Process, Inspection Work Based On Report Recommendation

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