Look at the website of the organization behind the invention of the device. The organization may provide links to: peer-reviewed studies, technology reports, news/press releases, and other helpful information describing the device and its development. Look for clues like: the device name (VERY useful), the people involved with work on the device (personnel), and any other specific details listed (what countries they’re working in, related devices, the global health domain of the project (ex. cancer screening)). Note: Information on the organization's website will be self-reported and may not answer all of your questions or be the most detailed and up-to-date source.
Google the device and company names for other reliable organizations/sites that are talking about the device.
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A subset of Google results that include US patents. Helps to search on company/organization name NOT the branded name of the device. If a patent application has been filed and/or granted, you will find detailed info about the device. Note that the names of the inventors will be listed on the application/granted patent. The patent may also provide citations and links to related patents.
Contains trials sponsored by the NIH, other federal agencies, and private industry.
• NOTE: it’s possible that the device isn’t in clinical trial or is being tested outside US NIH purview (see EU Clinical Trials link below)
• TIP: try searching on device name. If that doesn’t work, try the organization/company name.