Stem cells are responsible for creating all the different kinds of blood cells in the body and are usually found in bone marrow but can also circulate in the blood.
Treated genes can be delivered into human cells only by means of a carrier, called a “vector”.
The “genome” is the template governing all the body’s cellular processes.
What has come of the Human Genome Project?
The human genome is now almost fully sequenced.
An individual’s genome can now be sequenced in less than an hour.
Over 1,800 disease genes have been identified.
All of these statements are correct.
What is the process of manipulating genes to create medications and vaccines?
What is the difference between gene therapy and recombinant therapy?
Gene therapy enables the body’s own cells to produce the needed therapeutic proteins, whereas recombinant therapy relies on genetically modified microorganisms.
Recombinant therapy poses fewer potential risks to patients.
Recombinant therapy enables the body’s own cells to produce the needed therapeutic proteins, whereas gene therapy relies on genetically modified microorganisms.
None of these
Which of the following statements about gene splicing is INCORRECT?
Gene splicing has been employed to produce vaccinations.
Gene splicing is the process of inserting one organism’s genes into another to alter the types of proteins it produces.
Gene splicing is used to farm insulin from E. coli.
Gene splicing has been forbidden by the FDA.
...are all derived from mice.
...are types of HAMAs.
...can be mass-produced.
Monoclonal antibodies are all of these things.
The AMA is empowered to regulate medical devices to ensure their safety and effectiveness.
Though currently in the works, the FDA does not publish data on medical device recalls.
What is NOT accomplished by submitting a medical device to an effective reliability program?
some confidence that inspection by regulatory bodies will not lead to major discrepancies
regulatory measures against the misbranding or adulteration of medical devices
regulation of medical devices during their design and development phases
Effective reliability programs accomplish all of these things.
What was the FDA authorized to do after the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938?
control harmful radiation emissions from electronic products
implement the Preproduction Quality Assurance Program
regulate medical devices during their design and development phases
take formal or informal regulatory measures against the misbranding or adulteration of medical devices
What was an effect of the the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Medtronic, Inc. vs. Lohr in 1996?
Manufacturers have encountered increased pressure to produce safe, reliable devices.
Manufacturers were granted immunity from civil liability suits regarding defective products.
The federal government was granted permission to oversee medical devices' design and development phases.
The FDA began classifying medical devices according to their level of risk to patients.
What is NOT considered one of the important associated areas to consider when improving medical device reliability?
accuracy of measurements to assess risks
amount it costs to maintain the device
amount of training required to maintain the device
All of these associated areas are important.
Although clinical studies are very valuable in the selling process, most healthcare professionals do not see them as credible sources of new information about medical products.
Over the life of an existing medical product, medical sales reps need to utilize medical evidence in order to persuade physicians to use an existing product for the treatment of a disease.