By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The House of Representatives committee that serves as a government watchdog held a hearing yesterday focused on whether an overstretched Food and Drug Administration is slowing down the advance of new medical devices, hurting the growth of industry, and making venture investors skittish about backing medical device start-ups.

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