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    MITA Raises Questions With Pre-Cert Software Pilot

    The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) this week raised questions about the value of participating in a new US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Certification pilot for software as a medical device (SaMD) products. While noting how an increasing number of SaMD products are coming to market to be used in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, MITA Executive Director Patrick Hope says the alliance supports efficient FDA oversight to allow produc...
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    House Committee Considers Four Device Bills to Add to User Fee Reauthorization

    The House Energy & Commerce Committee on Tuesday discussed four bipartisan bills likely to be added to the user fee reauthorization package that aim to improve the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of medical devices and inspections of device manufacturing sites. The committee discussed the bills with various experts and Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, who offered no opposition to any of the measure...
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    Medical Device Industry, FDA Forge Nearly $1B Reauthorization of User Fee Program

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and medical device industry have agreed in principle to a new user fee program that will see the agency collect $999.5 million in user fees, which is more than $400 million more than the five-year user fee program set to expire in 2017. Under the new draft agreement, which is part of the fourth reauthorization of  the Medical Device User Fee Agreement, FDA would use the funds for a whole host of new programs, including the add...
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    MDUFA IV: Industry, FDA Iron Out Specifics of $500M Deal

    Industry representatives and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) met twice in late January to continue hashing out what will be included in the fourth reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee Act (MDUFA). In the 27 January meeting, FDA estimated that the additional resources to implement such proposals over the five-year authorization period of MDUFA IV would total $500 million, without inflationary adjustments, and in addition to the base amount of user fees...
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    MDUFA IV Negotiations: FDA, Industry Propose New Performance Goals

    At the November meeting on the fourth iteration of the Medical Device User Fee Act (MDUFA IV), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and industry representatives both unveiled new performance targets for de novo submissions, pre-submissions and third-party 510(k) reviews. The MDUFA IV proposal package, which would take effect in 2017, includes the goals of maintaining the MDUFA III FDA performance targets for 510(k) and premarket approval (PMA) submissions, though ...
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    FDA, Industry See Progress in MDUFA IV Negotiations

    At the second meeting focused on the fourth iteration of the Medical Device User Fee Agreements (MDUFA) for 2017, both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and industry reiterated agreement that the program overall has improved and is heading in a positive direction. The negotiations center on the use of a system whereby medical device companies pay fees to FDA to register their establishments and list their devices with the agency. The fees help FDA increase the ef...