Tag: FDA

Digital Health Unit

FDA to Create a Digital Health Unit

The FDA has announced that it is forming a digital health unit within the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The digital health unit will develop software and technical expertise to assist manufacturers with devices that incorporate digital health technologies, as well as assessing digital health improvements and monitoring and reporting on the digital...
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Cybersecurity’s Impact on Health Systems

We are currently seeing significant technological advances in medical devices, hospital networks and patient care. As medical devices become increasingly interconnected via the Internet, hospital networks, other medical devices, and smartphones, there is an increased risk of exploitation of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, some of which could affect a device’s performance, functionality and safety to the patient....
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The FDA Doesn't Know

What Happens When the FDA says, “I don’t know”

The FDA is now trying to track what it’s calling “emerging safety signals.” Recently, a study found a possible link between reduced leaflet mobility in TAVRs and the incidence of stroke in the fall. When people turned to the FDA looking for insight, the agency responded with, “Limited available data do not allow us to...
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Improving FDA Reviews of Combination Products

Just a few short weeks ago, Robert Califf, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner nominee, endorsed an internal report that provided recommendations on how the FDA could improve reviews of combination products. Combination products include: Products comprised of two or more regulated components, such as drug/device, biologic/device, drug/biologic, or drug/device/biologic, that are physically,...
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Meet FDA Requirements

Meet FDA Requirements for Medical Device Company Compliance Most medical device executives know they need FDA clearance to legally market and promote their product in the U.S. Beyond FDA approval, understanding how to effectively commercialize a medical device product means adapting to industry and legal expectations for operating as a medical device company. These expectations...
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Life Science Cloud Vendor Selection

Life Science Cloud Vendor Selection Part 2

Technology Strategies to Ensure Benefits and Mitigate Risk Options to Discuss with your Life Science Cloud Vendor Cloud computing is defined to have several deployment models, each of which provides distinct trade-offs which are migrating applications to a cloud environment. NIST defines the cloud deployment models as follows: Private cloud: The cloud infrastructure is operated...
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