Recent Pre-Market Activities at FDA

By Sangita Viswanathan

FDA recently released changes and updated guidance documents to its pre-market assessment of medical devices. Susan Alpert, M.D., Ph.D., Principal, SFA Consulting LLC, provides the perspective of the industry and offers suggestions on what can be done to improve pre-market risk management.

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Regulatory Expectations on Risk Management

By Sangita Viswanathan

Standards are never sufficient to identify all the risk and handle all the risks. Why? Because there are a lot of stakeholders, and by the time the standard is announced, it’s already outdated. That’s why risk management is the glue between standards, and it is critical to ensure that risk management is an ongoing and continuous process, explains Peter Havel, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Medical & Health Services, at TÜV SÜD.

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