Center for Bioethics

Medical Devices Research and Conflict of Interest

Whenever researchers partner with industry, important issues arise regarding conflict of interest. Such challenges can, and must, be managed to conduct ethical and effective research.  Important issues arise in this area of research in bioengineering.

On September 29, 2016, Andrew Brightman, PhD, gave a presentation on the conflicts of interest that can arise from partnering with medical device companies during research. This talk was titled “Does It Pay to Partner With Medical Device Companies? Considering Conflict of Interest.”

Related Resources

Field, M. J., & Lo, B. (Eds.). (2009). Conflict of interest in medical research, education, and practice. National Academies Press. Angell, M. (2000).

Is academic medicine for sale? New England Journal of Medicine.

Rothman, D. J., McDonald, W. J., Berkowitz, C. D., Chimonas, S. C., DeAngelis, C. D., Hale, R. W., … & Wofsy, D. (2009). Professional medical associations and their relationships with industry: a proposal for controlling conflict of interest. Jama, 301(13), 1367-1372.