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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

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

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

Apple, Verily and J&J Among 9 Selected for FDA Digital Health Pilot By Zachary Brennan - Published 26 September 2017

US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb took the stage Tuesday at AdvaMed’s MedTech conference in San Jose, California, unveiling the nine companies selected among 103 applicants to participate in the agency’s precertification pilot for digital health applications.

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

Tags: Google, Verily, Johnson & Johnson, digital health, medical software

New E&Y MedTech Report Highlights Growth, Regulatory Questions By Zachary Brennan - Published 25 September 2017

Ernst & Young on Monday released a new report on how the global medical technology (medtech) industry grew by 5% in 2016, with US and EU medtech companies seeing net income increase 17%, though several regulatory question marks are on the horizon.

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

Tags: medtech report, medtech income, medtech regulations

UK’s MHRA Unveils Human Factors Guidance for Medical Devices By Zachary Brennan - Published 19 September 2017

As part of its work to minimize the risks from use error and promote safe practices, the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on Tuesday released new guidance on human factors and usability engineering for medical device manufacturers.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, MHRA, Combination products, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: human factors guidance for medical devices, MHRA guidance, MDR

FDA Finalizes HPV Diagnostic Study Guidance By Michael Mezher - Published 14 September 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday finalized its 2015 draft guidance on the types of studies necessary to establish the performance characteristics of diagnostics used to detect human papillomavirus (HPV) when screening for cervical cancer.

Categories: News, US, FDA, In vitro diagnostics

Tags: HPV, Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Cancer

CDRH Finalizes Guidance on Reporting Age, Race and Ethnicity Data in Studies Published 12 September 2017

The final guidance outlines FDA’s recommendations and expectations for patient enrollment, data analysis, and reporting of age, race and ethnicity data in medical device clinical studies.

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

Tags: medical devices, final FDA guidance

Regulatory Explainer: FDA User Fee Reauthorizations From 2018 to 2022 By Zachary Brennan - Published 21 August 2017

President Donald Trump late Friday signed a bill that reauthorizes the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee programs for prescription drugs, generic drugs, biosimilars and medical devices through 2022.

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

Tags: FDARA, FDA user fees, user fee reauthorization, medical product reviews

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