This post was written by Judith L. Harris and Amy S. Mushahwar.

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) recently released an Order allocating 2 MHz of new spectrum for advanced wireless implanted devices, which may enable the certification of new devices by the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology.

The FCC also seeks comment on a proposal to allocate up to 20 MHz of spectrum for implanted neuromuscular micro stimulators. This additional allotment for electronic stimulation technologies could be used to develop devices for the medical treatment for millions of people living with brain and spinal cord injuries and neuromuscular disorders.

Parties interested in registering new devices under the FCC’s Order or in commenting on the additional spectrum allotment for electronic stimulation technologies are encouraged to contact Judith L. Harris or Amy S. Mushahwar.

For additional information, please see Reed Smith’s full alert.