The dramatic increase of medical devices in patient care has yielded many benefits. However, this technology also carries various risks, including risks to patient privacy, that must be addressed.
The CERSI program was established to foster robust and innovative approaches to advance regulatory science through collaborative interactions with FDA scientific experts.
AdvaMed has filed comments with the EPA regarding proposed regulations of ethylene oxide and their impact on patient care.
The UK is an appealing market for MedTech businesses, but there are some important issues that companies will need to be familiar with to ensure they fully understand the UK regulatory landscape. The role of the UK Responsible Person is one of the most important.
Device manufacturers may see the EU MDR extension as an opportunity to take their collective feet off the gas. But slowing down or pausing a device’s testing program could jeopardize a successful transition and exacerbate the problem the deadline extension was designed to fix.
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.
Chris Fourment, MD, Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy at Iterative Health, who specializes in structuring clinical trial programs, discusses the new FDA guidance on decentralized clinical trials, and how DCTs can help spur health and research equity.
“Content of Premarket Submissions for Device Software Functions” covers recommended documentation sponsors should include in premarket submissions for FDA’s evaluation of safety and effectiveness of device software functions. The agency is hosting a webinar for industry on July 20 to provide an overview and answer questions about the new final guidance.
When it comes to testing, the most significant difference between CSV and CSA is that CSV focuses on a “test everything” approach, while CSA encourages us to use critical thinking to test more effectively. The following article outlines how companies can identify the appropriate degree of testing rigor for risk-based CSA validation to ensure the least burdensome approach.
The FDA is requesting feedback on three new draft guidances related to clinical trials, including how they should be applied to increasingly diverse trial types and data sources.