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(1) (Monochrome Display Adapter) The first IBM PC monochrome video display standard for text. Due to its lack of graphics, MDA cards were often replaced with Hercules cards, which included graphics. See Hercules Graphics and VGA.

(2) (Model Driven Architecture) See Object Management Architecture.

(3) (Mechanical Design Automation) Applications that help automate the design and engineering processes from concept to manufacturing. Automotive, aerospace and discrete manufacturing are examples of industries that use MDA.

(4) (Modular Digital Architecture) An earlier snap-together, building-block approach for adding peripherals to a PC from NeoSystems, Inc.
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Also, Ozempic is currently under review by several regulatory agencies, including the European Medicines Agency and the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)External link icon and the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA)External link icon have taken further steps to align their approaches to the evaluation of antibiotics, in order to stimulate the development of new treatments to fight antimicrobial resistance and protect global public health.
ATHX) said it has completed Japan's Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) review of the Clinical Trial Notification (CTN), allowing the commencement by HEALIOS K.
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare and the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency currently are observers until the summer, when they will officially join the multilateral program.
Approval by the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, Japan's equivalent to the U.
Tokyo, Japan, Mar 31, 2006 - (JCN) - OncoTherapy Science and Fuso Pharmaceutical Industries jointly announced on March 29 that the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) has accepted a notification of the phase I clinical trial plan of OTS102, an angiogenesis inhibitor currently under development by OncoTherapy Science.
Now, after research at a hospital in South Wales, the sterile maggot has been licensed for use by the Medical Devices Agency.
The case against Gill, formerly of Poole, Dorset, was brought after a complaint was made to the Medical Devices Agency and Poole Borough Council.
The Medical Devices Agency in London had guidelines on the use of bed rails and warned that some people had a greater risk of getting trapped.
However, in 1998 a review by the Medical Devices Agency found that one in 17 women using the device would become pregnant every year.
An investigation by the Medical Devices Agency revealed that the lift on the Independent Community Transport bus was defective at the time and probably contributed to the cause of the accident.
But last week the Medical Devices Agency issued a hazard notice to hospitals, warning them to restrict the range of equipment used.

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