The National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc) is an independent organization tasked with driving quality and efficiency in the use of real-world data (RWD) to inform medical device development and evaluation, as well as support clinical, patient, regulatory, and reimbursement decisions throughout the total product lifecycle (TPLC). In September 2019, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recognized NESTcc as one of the first Collaborative Communities with FDA participation.
NEST serves a dual role in the medical device ecosystem:
A Coordinating Center offering services that catalyze real-world evidence (RWE) generation for medical device and health technology research sponsors.
A Collaborative Community comprised of representatives from across the medical device ecosystem working together to develop thought leadership and coalesce diverse stakeholders to advance innovation and understanding on initiatives of importance.
The NEST Collaborative Community is…
A convening of diverse stakeholders from the medical device and health technology ecosystem
An ongoing forum tackling the toughest and most urgent issues facing
A community addressing medical device issues that are larger than any one stakeholder can solve
An advocate for applying real-world evidence (RWE) to streamline the regulatory process for medical devices and health technologies
A driver of consensus on medical device ecosystem priorities and solutions
A provider of thought leadership on real-world data (RWD) research, methods, and application