MDIC seeks industry input for a human body Computational Modeling & Simulation (CM&S) Needs Assessment

What is the purpose of this Needs Assessment?

Computational modeling and simulation (CM&S) of the human body has the potential to accelerate product development and enhance efficacy and safety of the devices – especially given the ability of CM&S to predict device in vivo performance. Industry adoption of CM&S, however, has been slow due to the lack of resources, expertise, and clinically relevant data. With funding provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other public funding sources, many academic researchers have made great strides in advancing the science and technology in CM&S. The models developed through these funded projects are not always discoverable, accessible, and applicable for industry context of use. Moreover, the potential of these models receiving approval as FDA qualified Medical Device Development Tools (MDDT) needs to be realized.

To bridge this gap, the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) is leveraging its Public-Private partnership to bring together stakeholders from industry, NIH, and FDA to create a publicly available resource of publicly funded human body computational and simulation models, which will be prioritized according to industry needs. MDIC aspires to promote credible practices for computational modeling and simulation while providing access to trusted models along with all associated metadata for future MDDT submissions.

As part of the vital input collection for this project, the MDIC CM&S steering committee requests information regarding your human body CM&S needs. Your input to this needs assessment along with those from other industry members will be aggregated and prioritized for this effort.

Who should take the Needs Assessment?

Individuals in the industry that are currently using or hoping to use CM&S for medical devices or diagnostics at any stage of the total product life cycle. Please set aside 10-15 minutes to fill this questionnaire.

If you have any questions on this industry needs assessment or MDIC programs, please contact us at 

The MDIC CM&S Needs Assessment will remain open March 30 – May 31, 2023.

Disclaimer: The Industry Needs Assessment can be taken anonymously. MDIC won’t share or sell contact the information provided with any third party external to the process.