Dr. Xiaoxia Li
Dr. Xiaoxia Li

From Concept to Market: The Strategic Journey from IND to NDA

By Dr. Xiaoxia Li

The Investigational New Drug (IND) application and the New Drug Application (NDA) stages are critical milestones in drug development, but they are different applications. Developers and sponsors must understand which application requires which data and when. Here we highlight strategies, hurdles and data required for successful drug development from IND to NDA.

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Nick Recht
Nick Recht

IQ OQ PQ and Its Role in Labeling System Validation

By Nick Recht

Software validation is a critical tool used to assure the quality of device software and software automated operations, including labeling. Software validation can increase the usability and reliability of the device and label, resulting in decreased failure rates, fewer recalls and corrective actions, less risk to patients and users, and reduced liability to device manufacturers.

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Clinical Evaluation
Clinical Evaluation

Role of Clinical Evaluation Report Consultants

By Anushree Singh

Ensuring the safety and efficacy of healthcare products is of utmost importance. The clinical evaluation process of medical devices is vital for demonstrating the device’s safety and performance in accordance with the regulatory requirements. How are device makers navigating this complex process effectively.

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Gabe Siftar and Matt Nowell
Gabe Siftar and Matt Nowell

Managing Software Vulnerabilities: How to Utilize ISA/IEC 62443 and Software Bills of Materials

By Gabe Siftar, Matt Nowell

The recently announced “Refuse to Accept Policy” signed into law under section 524B of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) gives the FDA more traction to encourage the medical device manufacturing industry to utilize software bills of materials that help to incorporate supply chain security. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards defines a secure product lifecycle process that can be adopted by medical device manufacturers to identify and manage the security risks of all external components used within the product.

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Dr. Abtin Rad
Dr. Abtin Rad

New Cybersecurity Standards for Medical Applications

By Dr. Abtin Rad

Connectivity in medical devices creates new diagnostic and treatment opportunities, yet at the same time increases the risks of cyberattacks—including their consequences for patient safety and data privacy. Now the new IEC 81001-5-1 standard provides clear technical requirements for manufacturers and developers to ensure the cybersecurity of their products across their life cycle.

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