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About RAPS

The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession and continues to actively support the professional and lead the profession as a neutral, non-lobbying nonprofit organization. RAPS offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only post-academic professional credential to recognize regulatory excellence. RAPS is headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, with offices in Europe and Asia, and chapters and affiliates worldwide.

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History & Mission

RAPS logo RAPS is the leading worldwide member organization devoted to the health product regulatory profession.
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The RAPS Board of Directors is the governing, policy-making and strategic body that guides RAPS.
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About the Regulatory Profession

The regulatory function is vital in making safe and effective healthcare products available worldwide.
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RAPS Foundation

The RAPS Foundation supports research on the profession and the healthcare products sector.
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