Singapore and Rockville, MD, USA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014
The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have announced the official launch of their joint Graduate Certificate in Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs (MDRA) program. The program is intended for Singapore-based regulatory professionals, and was developed in partnership with the government of Singapore to cultivate an industry-ready regulatory workforce.
“Singapore has become an important center for biomedical research and business today,” said RAPS Executive Director Sherry Keramidas, PhD, FASAE, CAE. “This program will be the first to offer instruction specifically designed to develop the medical device regulatory knowledge that is in high demand by the global companies located there.”
The MDRA program builds the foundational knowledge, critical thinking and application skills required of regulatory professionals. The curriculum will be delivered through a combination of online training, interactive seminars, peer interaction and case-based learning, and will cover regulations of ASEAN nations, China, the Asia-Pacific region, the US and Europe.
The program draws on the teaching and research excellence of NUS’ biomedical engineering faculty and the real world expertise of RAPS’ renowned regulatory leaders from around the world.
The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession and continues to actively support the professional and lead the profession as a neutral, non-lobbying nonprofit organization. RAPS offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only post-academic professional credential to recognize regulatory excellence. RAPS is headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, with offices in Shanghai and Singapore, and chapters and affiliates worldwide. RAPS.org