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Apple Continues Push Into Device Industry With New Patent Filing By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 August 2017

Last week, tech behemoth Apple signaled its interest in further pursuing the development of medical devices with a new patent granted for an electronic device that "computes health data."

Categories: News, US, CDRH, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Apple, iPhone, mHealth, digital health

FDA Offers More Details on Digital Health Precertification Pilot By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week sought to answer some frequently asked questions regarding the roll out of its new precertification pilot program for digital health products, which is expected to begin 1 September and only include nine participants.

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

Tags: digital health, precertification pilot for digital health, FDA digital health

Qualifying Medical Device Development Tools: FDA Finalizes 2013 Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday finalized guidance first drafted in 2013 to formalize a program that qualifies medical device development tools (MDDT) for use in device development and evaluation programs.

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

Tags: MDDT, medical device development tools, FDA guidance

WHO Drafts New Prequalification Timeline, KPIs By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 August 2017

As part of efforts to better monitor and improve the performance of its prequalification program, the World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed a new algorithm to calculate the prequalification timeline and drafted new key performance indicators (KPIs) to track. 

Categories: News, Asia, Europe, US, WHO, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: WHO prequalification

EMA Lays out Plans for Companion Diagnostic Guideline By Michael Mezher - Published 28 July 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday released a concept paper for public consultation outlining issues it plans to address in an upcoming guideline on the challenges in developing companion diagnostics for personalized medicines.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, In vitro diagnostics

Tags: Companion Diagnostics, CDx, Precision Medicine, Biomarkers

FDA: Lead Test Company May Have Violated Federal Law By Michael Mezher - Published 13 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday said that lead test maker Magellan Diagnostics may have violated federal law in its handling of customer complaints and design validation for its LeadCare testing systems.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, In vitro diagnostics

Tags: LeadCare, Lead Testing, Magellan Diagnostics, Form 483

FDA Finalizes List of 1,003 Class II Device Types Exempt From 510(k) Requirements By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday finalized a list of 1,003 types of class II medical devices that the agency believes do not present risks that require premarket notification review to provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness.

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

Tags: 510(k), device exemptions, 21st Century Cures, Class II medical devices

FDA, NCI to Collaborate Further on Cancer Research By Zachary Brennan - Published 26 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) on Monday unveiled a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further cooperate on understanding the molecular biology of cancer as it relates to diagnostic measurements, product development and treatment.

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

Tags: National Cancer Institute, proteogenomics, cancer research

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