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Medical Device Development

Dedicated insights and know-how to advance your med tech 

Enable an optimized global regulatory stategy from preclinical to your product launch and beyond.

Access dedicated medical device consultants and the reach of our global organization.

Follow key ISO 13485 quality system requirements to simplify audits and reduce development burdens.

Work with our dedicated medical device development team.

Developing medical devices demands a particular set of skills. Global regulatory requirements are medical device specific, as are the specifics of protocol design and study conduct, quality systems demands and commercialization considerations. That’s why Fortrea established a dedicated medical device division as part of our global CRO to consult and support you with the insights and experience needed to maximize the potential of your device.

Our partnership enables the scale and reach of our established global organization, giving you the strength and flexibility you need to proceed with confidence. 

Optimize your development path, from end to end.

Our development support team, led by regulatory affairs professionals, works with you to create an optimized development path that meets your clinical and commercialization objectives. 

This plan translates into the seamless flow of preclinical and clinical activities required for an efficient and successful product launch. And, because market considerations are infused into your plan, the evidence gathered will provide the edge you need in your product’s target therapy area.

Once your product is on the market, we're here to help you meet changing regulatory requirements and post-market study needs in a cost-effective manner.

Drive medical device development with global regulatory expertise.

Innovative technology for a medical device is only the beginning. You also need a solid development plan that can be adapted along the way. Compelling evidence and a convincing value proposition matter. Competing priorities and differing stakeholder definitions of value require creative, connected strategies that maximize each stage of development. And, as evidence is gathered, it informs and iterates regulatory, reimbursement, clinical and post-market strategies.

Our regulatory specialists start early, examining every aspect of regulatory compliance to identify potential issues that could impact your design, materials, manufacturing methods or financial plans. Leveraging worldwide experience with regulatory agencies, we cultivate novel, targeted strategies to help you achieve regulatory approval in your target markets.


  • Regulatory strategy planning
  • Claims and labeling
  • Portfolio management
  • Project management
  • Agency meeting support
  • Post-market clinical follow-up plan support
  • Design control support
  • Risk management support
  • Regulatory compliance consulting
  • Registration and licensing support


  • Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs)
  • CE Support: Tech file/design dossier
  • Opinion letters
  • Strategy documents
  • Agency responses
  • Audit preparation and support
  • 483s and warning letters
  • Biological safety evaluation


  • 510(k)
  • De novo
  • FDA electronic medical device reporting
  • PMA
  • IDE
  • Q-sub

In the last 5 years
We’ve been honored to serve as a CRO partner of choice partner of choice for our medical device and diagnostic customers as we've worked side by side with them to advance their product development.


Global Clinical Device and Diagnostic Studies


Investigator Sites



Our team handles the entire clinical process from start to finish including:

  • Clinical strategy
  • Clinical study design
  • Clinical study operations
  • Site selection and management
  • Site monitoring services
  • Database development and management
  • Data management
  • Biostatistics consulting
  • Medical writing
  • Data Monitoring Committee (DMC)/Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Management
  • Clinical Events Committee (CEC) Management
  • Clinical compliance/auditing
  • Inspection preparedness
  • Training with the sponsor and sites
  • Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs)

Enable efficiency across your medical device development.

Every trial has unique characteristics. Thoughtful trial design and execution achieves the most efficient acquisition of sound scientific evidence on your device. Combined with optimized study execution, we will deliver the evidence you need for your submission, while saving you time and money during the operational phase of your project.

Our advisors' deep experience can help you to identify ways to improve efficiency and, where possible, reduce your timelines. They will also work with you to pivot your strategy if unexpected findings occur. Let us partner with you from beginning to improve efficiency and speed your time to market.

Understand how we navigate complexities with an integrated approach.