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CDRH Sees Spike in Pre-Market Submissions With Patient-Reported Outcome Measures By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 December 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) on Tuesday issued its first report on patient-reported outcomes (PROs), noting a significant uptick in PRO data submitted in 2017.

Categories: News, CDRH, Clinical, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: patient-reported outcomes, medical device submissions

Overview of Annex I, In Vitro Diagnostic Directive and the new In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation By Yvonne Middlefell, FRAPS, RAC - Published 12 December 2017

This article provides an overview of Annex I, Essential Requirements 98/79/EC and helps clarify understanding of the new content of Annex I, General Safety and Performance Requirements. It is aimed at regulatory professionals who will benefit from having knowledge of In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices General Requirements and Essential Requirements (ERs) as well as requirements for risk management, software, labeling, self-testing devices and instructions for use.

Categories: Features, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Labeling, Medical Devices, Submission and registration

Tags: IVDR, Annex 1, Risk Management

What New CDRH Guidance is Coming in FY 2018: Alternative 510(k) Pathway and More By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 December 2017

While recognizing that comparison testing for 510(k) applicants can be outdated, especially for newer medical devices, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Monday that in the first quarter of 2018, new draft guidance will be released to address an alternative pathway for demonstrating substantial equivalence.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Research and development

Tags: CDRH guidance, 510(k) alternative pathway, PMA

FDA Backs Off From Regulating Certain Types of Health Software By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 December 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday unveiled three guidance documents – two draft and one final – that clarify which types of software will be regulated.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Research and development

Tags: digital health, health software, 21st Century Cures

NEST Seeks Medical Device Test Cases for Using Real World Evidence By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 December 2017

The National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc) this week put out three requests for proposals to help it build the case for using real world evidence for regulatory and coverage decisions for medical devices.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance, Preclinical, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: NEST, NESTcc, real world data, real world evidence

FDA, CMS: Second Parallel Review Decision Ever for NGS Test By Michael Mezher - Published 01 December 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday announced joint approval and coverage decisions for Foundation Medicine's FoundationOne CDx next generation sequencing (NGS) based test.

Categories: News, US, FDA, In vitro diagnostics, Reimbursement, Submission and registration

Tags: Parallel Review, CMS, FoundationOne CDx, Breakthrough Device

Implementing the New EU Medical Devices Regulations By Randolph Fillmore - Published 01 December 2017

This article discusses the steps toward implementing the new EU regulations on medical devices with a focus on better pre-market control, establishing oversight and data systems. It is based on a presentation given by Salvatore Scalzo at the RAPS EU Regulatory Essentials Workshop held in Brussels, Belgium in July 2017.

Categories: Features, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: MDR, IVDR

CE Marking of In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Under the New EU Regulation By Jonathan Bray, PhD, Michelle O'Connor, PhD, Robert D. Cumming - Published 01 December 2017

This article explains the revised classification rules, conformity assessment procedures and new requirements for clinical evidence to support the safety and performance of an In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) medical device. Of significance, the In Vitro Diagnostic Device Regulations (EU 2017/746) transition from the prior two class system under the IVD Directive (98/19/EC) to a four-class, risk-based classification system.1 The regulations, intended to affect greater IVD safety and reliability, expand the definition of an IVD to include software used as any part of an IVD, as well as an IVD used for providing information concerning the predisposition to a medical condition or disease. An IVD also may be a device used to predict a treatment response or reaction to a treatment. Moving forward, all Class B through Class D IVDs will require some level of conformity assessment by an independent Notified Body.

Categories: Features, Europe, EC, Clinical, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Submission and registration

Tags: MDR, IVDR, CE Marking

FDA Issues Two Guidances on CLIA Waiver Applications, 510(k) Dual Submissions By Michael Mezher - Published 28 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday issued two draft guidances aimed at updating its recommendations for in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) seeking a waiver from requirements under the Clinical Laboratories Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in line with provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and the recently reauthorized Medical Device User Fee Amendments (MDUFA IV).

Categories: News, US, FDA, In vitro diagnostics, Submission and registration

Tags: CLIA Waiver, CLIA Waiver by Application, IVDs, Dual Submissions

FDA Announces Third-Party Review Pathway for Tumor Profiling Tests By Michael Mezher - Published 15 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday announced it has cleared a next-generation sequencing (NGS) test developed by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) that can detect 468 unique gene mutations and other molecular biomarkers in a patient's tumor.

Categories: News, US, FDA, In vitro diagnostics, Submission and registration

Tags: Next-Generation Sequencing, NGS, Tumor Profiling Tests, MSK-IMPACT, New York State Department of Health, NYSDOH

The Medical Device Coordination Group: a new Authority Under EU Device Regulations By Robert D. Cumming, Nancy W. Mathewson, Esq. - Published 14 November 2017

This article discusses the organization and functions of the Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) established under the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Regulation (IVDR). The article explains how both groups will be important players in the conformity assessment body 'notification' process and in determining how notified bodies assess and certify devices and in serving as a reviewing body for making regulatory and jurisdictional decisions for the European Commission.

Categories: Features, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: MDR, IVDR, Medical Device Coordination Group, MDCG

MDR, IVDR: Competent Authorities Lay Out Road Map By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 November 2017

The Competent Authorities for Medical Devices (CAMD) Executive Group’s EU medical device regulation and in vitro diagnostic regulation (MDR/IVDR) implementation task force has released a road map outlining key challenges and steps for various technical work streams.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: MDR, IVDR, CAMD

Eight Key Steps Toward EU-MDR Implementation By Gert Bos - Published 13 November 2017

This article offers eight steps toward ensuring compliance with the new European Union Medical Device Regulations. It is based on the author's presentation given in July 2017 on "EU Regulatory Essentials, Medical Device, and In Vitro Diagnostics: Transitioning From Current Directives to new Regulations" at the RAPS Brussels Conference.1, 2

Categories: Features, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Submission and registration

House Adds Provision to Allow DoD to Approve Medical Products Outside of FDA By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 November 2017

The House of Representatives' Rules Committee on Monday will take up a provision that would expand the US Department of Defense's (DoD) ability to approve, on an emergency basis, medical products, as US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb pushed for the provision to be rejected.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: Department of Defense, emergency use authorization

Notified Bodies Disclose Re-Designation Intentions Ahead of EU MDR, IVDR Deadline By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 November 2017

European notified bodies are prepping for a 26 November deadline and announcing their intentions to apply for designation as implementation of the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) continues.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

Tags: notified bodies, Team-NB, MDR, IVDR

FDA Announces Streamlined Review Pathway for DTC Genetic Tests By Michael Mezher - Published 06 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday detailed its plans to make it easier for companies developing direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic health risk (GHR) tests to get those tests on the market.

Categories: News, US, FDA, In vitro diagnostics, Submission and registration

Tags: Genetic Health Risks, GHR, Direct-to-Consumer, DTC, Class II, Exempt, 23andMe, Genetic Testing

MDSAP Changes Aim to Reduce Audit Times By Zachary Brennan - Published 30 October 2017

With an eye on a 1 January 2019 deadline for transitioning to only Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) quality management system certificates accepted for medical device license applications by Health Canada, the MDSAP consortium has implemented a couple of changes to speed up audits.

Categories: News, Canada, Health Canada, IMDRF, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Quality

Tags: MDSAP, quality management system audits, medical device audits

When to Submit a New 510(k): FDA Finalizes Guidance By Michael Mezher - Published 24 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday finalized two guidances detailing when a new 510(k) is required for changes made to medical devices or their software.

Categories: News, US, FDA, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Submission and registration

Tags: 510(k), 510(k) change guidance

First Implementing Act Under EU MDR, IVDR Open for Consultation By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 October 2017

The first implementing act for the EU’s new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR) is open for comments until next Wednesday.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: MDR, IVDR, medical device regulations Europe

How Price Caps in India are Forcing US Device Companies to Sell Stents and Implants at a Loss By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 October 2017

Hypothetical talk circulating on Capitol Hill this week around the idea of price ceilings for certain pharmaceuticals set off alarm bells for industry. But on the medical device side, companies are already seeing what happens when a government, in this case India, sets price caps for certain devices and mandates that companies remain in the market and take a loss on sales.

Categories: News, India, US, MHLW, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Reimbursement

Tags: stents, knee implants, India price ceilings, medical devices in india

FDA Warns Swedish IVD Manufacturer By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent 20 September to Malmo, Sweden-based Euro Diagnostica AB, which manufactures multiple class II in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices.

Categories: News, Europe, US, CDRH, Compliance, Due Diligence, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Quality

Tags: FDA warning letters, IVD manufacturer warning letter, Euro Diagnostica

CLIA Waiver Decisions: FDA Begins Posting Summaries By Michael Mezher - Published 03 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday began posting decision summaries for its Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waiver decisions for in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) as part of a pilot to boost transparency.

Categories: News, US, FDA, In vitro diagnostics, Submission and registration

Tags: CLIA, CLIA Waiver by Application

IMDRF Consults on Use of Registries to Support Device Approval Decisions By Zachary Brennan - Published 02 October 2017

The International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) has opened for consultation until 1 December a third document on examining the use of registries to support medical device regulatory decision making.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, IMDRF, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: registry data and medical devices, medical device data, approval decisions and registries

CDRH Plots Creation of New 'Super Office,' Alternative 510(k) Pathway By Zachary Brennan - Published 27 September 2017

Jeff Shuren, director of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) told attendees at the final session at AdvaMed’s MedTech conference in San Jose, California, that his center is plotting the creation of a new "super office."

Categories: News, US, CDRH, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: postapproval, 510(k) pathway, medical device approvals, total product life cycle super office

Building NEST: New Executive Director, CDRH's Shuren Discuss Plans By Zachary Brennan - Published 27 September 2017

The group of stakeholders building the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) outlined what’s in store for the new future as well as the direction that they want the system to go.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: NEST, real world data, Jeff Shuren