Cybersecurity in Medical Devices: Quality System Considerations and Content of Premarket Submissions provides recommendations on what information to include in premarket submissions and emphasizes that cybersecurity is a component of quality system regulation.
Instructional materials help users grasp how to use a device safely. Renée Bailey, Certified Instructional Technologist (CIT), explains how effective instructional materials are vital for the medtech design process, and shares necessary considerations to produce instructions that are coherent, easy to understand and aligned with the human factors engineering process.
The FDA has issued three new draft guidances related to the 510(k) submissions program, including Best Practices for Selecting a Predicate Device, Use of Clinical Data in Premarket Notification and Evidentiary Expectations for Implant Devices. The agency is accepting comments and will host a webinar for stakeholders on October 26, 2023, to provide more information on the guidances.
“This acquisition allows us to leverage Courante’s extensive experience in oncology trials and enhance our capabilities in managing global studies.”
“This cutting-edge technology empowers us with the ability to navigate complex vascular procedures with greater precision, ensuring optimal outcomes for our patients. We are honored to be a part of this innovative program.”
For “Systematic Testing of a Ventilator Remote Control System Towards Safe Use in Tele-Critical Care and Prolonged Care,” researchers developed a prototype system for network-based far remote-control of the NKV-550 critical care ventilator, with the goals of identifying and implementing foundational remote-control capabilities, and exploring essential performance, interoperability, and cybersecurity requirements.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) helps discover serious threats early and in a precise and painless way. However, patient safety may be in danger when medical implants interact with the electromagnetic environment. The developers of such implants are obliged to check the safety of their products under these conditions.
As VP of Product Marketing for a MedTech startup, my role is to champion pioneering medical technology, strategically spark interest and drive it out of the design lab and into the field where it will ultimately change, or even save lives. Over the last two decades, I’ve seen the industry evolve in interesting ways, and I’ve learned some enduring lessons about market introduction and launch of market-making technologies post-FDA clearance.
The FDA, in collaboration with the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), is hosting a two-day virtual public workshop on increasing the enrollment of historically underrepresented populations in clinical studies and encouraging clinical study participation that reflects the prevalence of the disease or condition among demographic subgroups. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29, and Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 10:00am-2:00pm ET.
Healthcare cyberattacks are becoming more common and more costly—both financially and to patient care continuity. Internet-connected IoMT devices and equipment remain a security concern for healthcare delivery organizations. Deeper collaboration between HDOs, medical device manufacturers and security providers is needed to reduce risk and vulnerability.