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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

5.3 Medical devices

Main inclusion criteria

Discovery and development of medical devices including:

  • implantable devices, mobility aids, dressings, medical equipment and prostheses
  • biological safety assessments and investigation of adverse events
  • sterilisation and decontamination of equipment or surfaces
  • testing in in vitro and in vivo model systems


Official terminology

Full name of code

Short name Unique ID
5.3 Medical devices 5.3 Devices