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The European Commission (EC) has released a draft regulation that expands the device categories authorized to provide instructions for use in electronic form instead of paper instructions to include certain medical devices including SaMD.  Articles 3 and 5 describe the eligible devices and conditions where this is the case, while Articles 6 and 7 detail...
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The Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) published the ‘Guidance on Standardization for Medical Devices’ (MDCG 2021-5) on April 16, 2021. Though none of the information presented is new material, it does provide a consolidated reference point perhaps most useful to those new to the industry. It is comprised of four sections and intended to explain...
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Company: Medtronic Inc., Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure (CRHF) Date of Enforcement Report: 5/12/2021 Class II PRODUCT CareLink SmartSync Device Manager (24970A). used to interrogate cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED). Recall Number: Z-1522-2021 CRT-P Quad Models (CRT-Ps): a. Percepta CRT-P MRI: W1TR01, W1TR04, W4TR01, W4TR04 b. Serena CRT-P MRI: W1TR02, W1TR05, W4TR02, W4TR05 c. Solara...
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Company: Philips North America LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 5/5/2021 Class II PRODUCT Philips Xper Flex Cardio (FC2010, Procedure Room and FC2020, Bedside Monitor) devices – intended for use by professional healthcare providers for complete physiologic/hemodynamic monitoring Service numbers associated with the following: FC2010: Xper Flex Cardio 2010 Rev A 453564241901 Xper Flex Cardio 2010...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 5/5/2021 Class II PRODUCT Interventional Fluoroscopic X-Ray System ARTIS icono biplane- 11327600 ARTIS icono floor- 11327700 ARTIS pheno- 10849000 ARTIS is a family of dedicated angiography systems developed for single and biplane diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures including, but not limited to, pediatric and obese...
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Company: Change Healthcare Canada Company Date of Enforcement Report: 5/5/2021 Class II PRODUCT Change Healthcare Enterprise Viewer Recall Number: Z-1508-2021 REASON Change Healthcare has identified an intermittent software defect which may result in an anchor study failing to display. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Change Healthcare Canada Company on 3/17/2021. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall is ongoing. VOLUME OF...
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Company: Datascope Corp. Date of Enforcement Report: 5/5/2021 Class III PRODUCT Cardiosave Hybrid IABP – Product Usage: used to inflate and deflate intra-aortic balloons. It provides temporary support to the left ventricle via the principle of counterpulsation, Model Numbers 0998-00-0800-32, 0998-00-0800-33, 0998-00-0800-34, 0998-00-0800-35, 0998-00-0800-45, 0998-00-0800-52, 0998-00-0800-53, 0998-00-0800-55, 0998-00-0800-65 Recall Number: Z-1506-2021 REASON There are cybersecurity...
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IEC 62304 and Emerging Standards for Medical Device and Health IT Software DATES:  Sep 21-23, 2021 (completed) Clock time each day:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm US (timezone TBD) COST: 3 Full Days for $2,100.00 (Early Bird discount: $1595 thru August 1, 2021) Multi-student discounts available. Register at EventZilla: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/sep-2021-softwarecpr–iec-62304-and-emerging-standards-and-fda-expectations-for-medical-device-and-health-it-software-2138808579 Refunds (minus credit card fees) through...
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Having trouble keeping up with standards activity? You are not alone!  The pace of new and emerging standards creates a challenge for even the most organized and well staffed software and quality assurance teams.  Whether it is digital health, risk management, software process, usability, or the ever challenging cybersecurity, being aware and understanding upcoming changes...
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In addition to information on existing standards, the SoftwareCPR Standards Navigator subscription keeps you up to date on new standards activity and gives you expert insight into future changes to existing standards.  Draft standards are available on a limited basis to subscribers to provide input to SoftwareCPR for the purpose of developing a position or...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 4/28/2021 Class II PRODUCT Sensis/ Sensis Vibe Hemo systems with VD12A software as follows: Dedicated SIS Server- 6648153 Sensis Post-Processing Workstation- 6648161 Sensis- 10764561 VM Virtual Server- 10765502 Sensis High-End Servers- 10910620 Sensis Vibe Hemo- 11007641 Sensis Vibe Combo- 11007642 Sensis Vibe is a recording...
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Company: Welch Allyn Inc Mortara Date of Enforcement Report: 4/28/2021 Class II PRODUCT ELI 280 Electrocardiograph, with AM12M Acquisition Module accessory. Impacted software version of the AM12M is version 1.5.1 – Product Usage: indicated for use on adult and pediatric populations. Recall Number: Z-1482-2021 REASON Devices do not meet IEC 60601-2-27 requirements as labeled. RECALLING...
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Company: RAYSEARCH LABORATORIES AB Date of Enforcement Report: 4/21/2021 Class II PRODUCT RayStation Model Number: (9A)9.0.0.113, 9B (9.1.0.933), 9B Service pack (9.2.0.483), 10A (10.0.0.1154), 10A Service pack (10.0.1.52), 10B (10.1.0.613) Recall Number: Z-1427-2021 REASON Flags edited in RayCare after a patient has been checked in may not always be updated in RayTreat. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER RAYSEARCH...
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Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 4/21/2021 Class II PRODUCT ADVIA 2120 with Single Aspirate Autosampler (SMN 10316162) – US, automated hematology analyzer Software Versions 6.10 and 6.11 Recall Number: Z-1386-2021 REASON Potential Sample Identification (SID) Mismatch with 14-Character Barcodes. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. on 3/5/2021. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall...
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FDA Modifying Medical Device Classifications
The FDA is officially modifying medical device classifications for some software functions. On April 19, 2021, the agency published a “final” rule that updates eight classification regulations by amending these regulations to exclude software functions that no longer fall within the device definition under 201(h) of the FD&C Act. With this final rule, FDA is amending the...
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Company: Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 4/7/2021 Class II PRODUCT Synapse PACS – Radiological Image Processing System – Product Usage: intended for use, as a web based application, on an off-the-shelf PC meeting or exceeding minimum specifications and networked with FUJIFILM Synapse PACS Software (Server). Recall Number: Z-1348-2021 REASON The wrong...
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Ginny Kwan Gattinger
(April 6, 2021)— Ginny Kwan Gattinger has joined Crisis Prevention and Recovery LLC (DBA SoftwareCPR®) as a Partner. Ginny is a regulatory affairs professional specializing in software-based products with over 10 years of experience in the regulated industry including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Ginny has developed regulatory strategies for a variety of SiMD/SaMD and...
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Company: Biocare Medical, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 4/7/2021 Class II PRODUCT BIOCARE Medical , IntelliPath FLX, Automated Staining Instrument, Ref: ” Model Number:IPS0001US and IPS0001INTL containing software version 3.5.3.1 Recall Number: Z-1333-2021 REASON Their is a potential that the automated staining instrument with software version 3.5.3.1 may move with random speeds in random direction...
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Company: Philips North America, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 4/7/2021 Class II PRODUCT Philips SureSigns VM4, VM6 and VM8 – Product Usage: patient monitors-for monitoring, recording and alarming of multiple physiological parameters of adults, pediatrics, and neonates in healthcare environments. (CHINA only) SureSigns VM4 (863063, 863085) SureSigns VM6 (863064, 863065, 863086) SureSi”gns VM8 (863066, 863068,...
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An excellent overview of the challenges and benefits of the Microservices architectural style of software application development.  While many of the factors discussed by the author (Dr. André Fachat, published January 30, 2019), these same factors can affect the safety and efficacy of a medical devices using this style.  The article consists of two parts:...
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Brian Pate - Quality Injection Podcast
On a recent podcast of Quality Injection Podcast EP12, our General Manager Brian Pate spoke with Oded Assouline on the topic of US FDA Design Controls and in particular Design Input.  Some of the questions they explored were Is a concept phase needed for defining the product or device that meets the user needs. Are validation...
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Company: Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 3/31/2021 Class II PRODUCT Ultrasonic pulsed doppler imaging system – Product Usage: intended for use by trained personnel (doctor, Sonographer, etc.) for the diagnostic ultrasound evaluation of Fetal, Abdominal, Intra-operative (Spec.), Intraoperative (Neuro.), Laparoscopic, Pediatric, Small Organ (Spec.), Neonatal Cephalic, Adult Cephalic, Trans-rectal, Trans-vaginal, Trans-esoph....
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Company: CAIRE DIAGNOSTICS INC Date of Enforcement Report: 3/31/2021 Class II PRODUCT CAIRE DIAGNOSTICS FenomPro REF 900-0001 SN ***** – Product Usage: a portable, non-invasive device to measure fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in human breath. Fenom Pro should not be used in critical care, emergency care or in anesthesiology. Recall Number: Z-1284-2021 REASON Erroneously...
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Company: Biomerieux Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 3/31/2021 Class II PRODUCT VITEK 2 (version numbers 8.01, 8.02 (8.0x) and 9.01, 9.02 (9.0x) with the external communication configured to HL7 (system, test, automated, antimicrobial susceptibility, short incubation). VITEK 2 is an automated system consisting of instruments, software and reagent cards designed for the identification and antimicrobial...
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62304 training
IEC 62304 and Emerging Standards for Medical Device and Health IT Software DATES:  April 6-8, 2021 Clock time each day:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm US EDT COST: 3 Full Days for $2,100.00 (Early Bird discount extended! $1795 thru April 3rd) Multi-student discounts available. Register at EventZilla:  https://events.eventzilla.net/e/2021-softwarecpr–iec-62304-and-emerging-standards-and-fda-expectations-for-medical-device-and-health-it-software-2138790469 This 62304 Public Training Course provides a...
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