Last night, I attended a meeting of MDG (Medical Development Group), an organization for people that work with Medical Devices. This particular meeting was devoted to software development issues within the Medical Device community: http://www.meddevgroup.org/med_soft_sig.htm . Attending their meeting, I noticed there are many crossover issues that they have and that we also talk about within the laboratory informatics area. They’re talking about using open source to do development, for example. There’s much we have in common, but there are some notable differences.