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WHO to Craft Essential Diagnostics List By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 June 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) has received a recommendation from an expert committee to develop an Essential Diagnostics List (EDL).

Categories: News, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Oceania, WHO, Due Diligence, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: WHO essential diagnostics, EDL, Essential medicines list

Asia Regulatory Roundup: CFDA Ordered More Inspections of Foreign Manufacturers in 2016, But Visited Fewer Sites (6 June 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 06 June 2017

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has released a breakdown of the good manufacturing practice (GMP) inspections it performed last year. The report shows another year of growth in the number of inspections of overseas manufacturers ordered by CFDA, yet the agency only performed a fraction of these planned visits.

Categories: News, China, India, Oceania, CDSCO, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Regulatory Roundup, Asia Regulatory Roundup

European Regulatory Roundup: EU Device Regulations Come Into Force; Swissmedic Clarifies Pharmacovigilance Process (1 June 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 01 June 2017

The European Union medical device and in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) regulations have come into force. The passing of the date marks the start of the phased, multi-year introductions of requirements set out in the two documents.

Categories: Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance, Submission and registration

Tags: European Regulatory Roundup, Regulatory Roundup, EU Regulatory Roundup, Brexit, MDR, IVDR, Swissmedic, Pharmacovigilance,

UK's NICE to Launch New Online Tool for Med Tech Developers Published 31 May 2017

The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which often determines if the UK can afford to pay for certain treatments, will launch a new online tool in July to help developers of medical devices and diagnostics understand how to generate the evidence necessary to show their products are clinically and cost effective.

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

Tags: NICE, medical technologies, medical devices, cost effectiveness of medical tech

Asia Regulatory Roundup: India’s NPPA Withdraws List of Pricing Rule Violators (30 May 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 30 May 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, Asia, CDSCO, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, NPPA, Roche, Kazakhstan

FDA Warns of False Results With Common Lead Test By Michael Mezher - Published 17 May 2017

In the wake of a lead contamination crisis affecting cities across the country, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday warned that a commonly used line of lead testing systems may provide falsely low results under certain circumstances.

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

Tags: Lead, Magellan Diagnostics, LeadCare

EU Health Tech Assessments: Majority Favor Continuing Beyond 2020 By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 May 2017

A majority of respondents to a European Commission questionnaire says health technology assessment (HTA) cooperation at the EU level should continue beyond 2020.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, NICE, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: HTA, health technology assessments, European Commission report

User Fee Reauthorization Bill Amended Ahead of Wednesday Vote By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 May 2017

Ahead of Wednesday’s Senate health committee vote on the five-year reauthorizations of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee agreements, the committee has released an updated version of the legislation that includes several medical device bills discussed on the House side.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: user fees, FDA user fees, PDUFA, MDUFA, BsUFA, GDUFA

Final EU MDR, IVDR Texts Published, Countdown to Implementation Begins By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 May 2017

The final texts of the new European medical device and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) regulations were published on Friday in the Official Journal of the European Union, setting in motion the timeline for implementation of the new regulations, which is set to commence on 25 May.

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

Tags: EU MDR, IVDR, new medical device regulations, Europe regulations

Medical Product Communications: Industry Seeks to Reform FDA Draft Guidances By Zachary Brennan - Published 21 April 2017

With a flood of new comments, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies are seeking changes to two draft guidances explaining the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) evolving policies on industry communications with payers and claims that adhere to a drug's label.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Labeling, Medical Devices

Tags: medical product communications, off-label promotion, payer communications

Theranos Agrees to Two Year Ban, Refunds Every Arizonan Who Purchased a Blood Test By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 April 2017

As part of an agreement reached with Arizona attorney general Mark Brnovich, the medical device startup Theranos on Tuesday agreed to pay $4.65 million for about 1.5 million blood tests sold to more than 175,000 Arizonans.

Categories: News, US, Compliance, Crisis management, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: Theranos, blood test, Arizona, CMS

Asia Regulatory Roundup: India Looks to Reform Drug Pricing Legislation (18 April 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 18 April 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, Asia, CDSCO, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Asia regulatory roundup, India drug pricing, CFDA clinical trial, China drug regulations

BIO, AdvaMed Seek to Tweak FDA’s New Pre-Request Draft Guidance for Combo Products By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 April 2017

Industry groups BIO and AdvaMed are seeking some changes to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) guidance on requesting informal input on combination product designations.

Categories: News, US, CBER, CDER, CDRH, Biologics and biotechnology, Combination products, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Quality, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: BIO, AdvaMed, combination product guidance, pre-RFD program

FDA Identifies More Than 70 Class I Devices Now Exempt From 510(k) Requirements By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 April 2017

As part of its implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday released a list of more than 70 Class I medical devices that are now exempt from premarket notification requirements.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: 21 Century Cures, Class I devices, medical devices

IMDRF Offers New Guideline on Adverse Event Reporting By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 April 2017

As a way to improve the accuracy and capture of medical device adverse events, the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF), a voluntary and global group of device regulators, on Monday published a new final guideline on a harmonized terminology for reporting such events.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, IMDRF, Compliance, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance, Quality

Tags: adverse events for medical devices, IMDRF guideline, GHTF

FDA Approves First DTC Tests Evaluating Genetic Risk Information By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 April 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday authorized the first direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests for 10 diseases and conditions.

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

Tags: 23andMe, direct to consumer genetic tests, genetic tests, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

EU Parliament Adopts New Medical Device, IVD Regulations By Michael Mezher - Published 05 April 2017

The EU's effort to overhaul the regulation of medical devices and in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) has cleared its final legislative hurdle after the European Parliament on Wednesday adopted the proposed regulations without amendment, voting down a proposal from the UK Independence Party to reject the regulations.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance, Submission and registration

Tags: MDR, IVDR, European Parliament

Failure to Reauthorize User Fee Programs Would Result in About 3,000 FDA Layoffs By Zachary Brennan - Published 04 April 2017

Representatives from the biotechnology, medical device and generic drug industries told members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions on Tuesday that if the five-year user fee programs are not reauthorized, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would likely see more than 3,000 job cuts.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: user fees, PDUFA, BsUFA, MDUFA, GDUFA, AdvaMed, BIO, AAM

UK Triggers Brexit: What’s Next for the UK, MHRA and EMA? By Zachary Brennan - Published 29 March 2017

UK Prime Minister Teresa May on Wednesday set in motion the UK’s departure from the EU over the next two years, guaranteeing the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will see some significant changes over the next few years.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Crisis management, Drugs, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Brexit, EMA, MHRA, new EMA headquarters

Diagnostics: Bipartisan Duo Offers Bill to Alter Regulations By Zachary Brennan - Published 27 March 2017

The ongoing overhaul of diagnostic and lab-developed test (LDT) regulations turned another corner last week, with Reps. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) releasing a discussion draft of a bill that would offer a new direction for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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

Tags: diagnostics, IVDs, IVCT, in vitro clinical test, LDT, lab-developed test

CDRH Seeks Participants for Staff Training Program By Zachary Brennan - Published 24 March 2017

Medical device companies and other stakeholders have until 30 April to apply to be a part of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Experiential Learning Program (ELP), which is meant to help agency staffers better understand medical devices. 

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

Tags: ELP, CDRH training, staff training FDA devices

Regulatory Recon: Alexion to Lay Off More Than 200; FDA Approves Novartis Breast Cancer Treatment (14 March 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 March 2017

Welcome to Regulatory Recon, a daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, DOJ, EC, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, MHRA, NICE, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: Regulatory Reconnaissance, Regulatory, Links, News, Regulatory News, Regulatory Intelligence, FDA News, EMA News

EU Council Unanimously Adopts MDR, IVDR: Next Stop EU Parliament By Michael Mezher - Published 07 March 2017

The EU's new rules governing medical device and in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) are one step away from being fully adopted.

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

Tags: Medical Device Regulations, MDR, In Vitro Diagnostics Regulations, IVDR, EU Council

MDR and IVDR: the Potential for a 28-Agency, 22-Language Regulatory Process for Medical Devices in the EU By Rod Ruston - Published 03 March 2017

This article provides detail in the MDR and IVDR which seems to have escaped observation. Yet, the detail could have far-reaching implications. What follows is in both the MDR and IVDR, and so in the pursuit of clarity, all references are restricted to the MDR.

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

Tags: Medical Device Regulation, In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation, MDR, IVDR

Final Versions of EU MDR, IVD Released, Voting Begins Next Month By Michael Mezher - Published 23 February 2017

Device manufacturers looking to abide by the EU's new medical device and in vitro diagnostic regulations take note: The EU's overhaul of its framework is here.

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