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The virtual AAMI/FDA/BSI International Conference on Medical Devices (the ISC) will be presented from 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (EDT), Monday-Wednesday 18-20 October 2021. As always, the ISC will be a dynamic review of recent changes and a look to what’s ahead in health tech standards and regulation, but this year each day will have...
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Company: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 9/8/2021 Class II PRODUCT TRUMATCH CT PIN GUIDE KIT L- TruMatch Patient Specific Instruments are intended to be used as patient-specific surgical instrumentation to assist in the positioning of a joint replacement component intra-operatively and in guiding the marking of bone before cutting Part Number: 420578 Recall...
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Company: Elekta Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 9/8/2021 Class II PRODUCT Monaco RTP System, Software Builds 5.40.00, 5.40.01, 5.40.02, and 5.51.10 Recall Number: Z-2406-2021 REASON If a couch is removed while a plan is loaded, and then added back to the Studyset when the plan is unloaded, it is possible to calculate dose with the...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 9/8/2021 Class II PRODUCT Artis Models with SW version VD12 listed below: Artis zee floor 10094135 Artis zee ceiling 10094137 Artis zee MP 10094139 Artis Q floor 10848280 Artis Q ceiling 10848281 Artis Q biplane 10848282 Artis Q.zen floor 10848353 Artis Q.zen ceiling 10848354 Artis...
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Company: Philips Medical Systems Gmbh, DMC Date of Enforcement Report: 9/8/2021 Class II PRODUCT CombiDiagnost R90 Software Version R1.0 and R1.1 Recall Number: Z-2357-2021 REASON Philips has become aware of a software issue, where the kV and mA values are not locked immediately but change when the collimator shutter position is changed directly after the...
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Company: Merge Healthcare, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 9/8/2021 Class II PRODUCT Merge Hemo, Software packages 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4 Recall Number: Z-2387-2021 REASON The firm identified a safety issue affecting the software associated with Merge Hemo versions 9.x and 10.x, used in combination with an HL7 lab interface. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Merge Healthcare, Inc. on...
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Company: Beckman Coulter Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 9/1/2021 Class II PRODUCT Normand Remisol Advance Data Manager, REF: C69412, C69413, C44703, and C57017 is a software device that interfaces between laboratory information systems (LIS) and laboratory instruments. Recall Number: Z-2332-2021 REASON There is a potential that the data management system may add additional cells to...
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Software of Unknown Provenance SOUP.  It is likely that you are familiar with the acronym, SOUP, in relation to medical device and Health IT software.  The medical device software standard IEC 62304, defines SOUP as a “software item that is: already developed and generally available and that has not been developed for the purpose of being...
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You may be interested in attending the FDA Virtual Public Workshop, “Transparency of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning-enabled Medical Devices,” planned for October 14, 2021.   Info on attending:  https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/workshops-conferences-medical-devices/virtual-public-workshop-transparency-artificial-intelligencemachine-learning-enabled-medical-devices  
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Company: Philips North America LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 8/25/2021 Class II PRODUCT 728306 Brilliance iCT-Computed Tomography X-ray systems 728305 Brilliance iCT Upgrades Recall Number: Z-2314-2021 REASON When setting patient weight unit preferences to pounds, SynchRight P3T (Personalized Patient Protocol) software will result in increased contrast volume, resulting in increased contrast volume recommended for the...
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Company: Philips Respironics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 8/25/2021 Class II PRODUCT Trilogy Evo, Product numbers: BL2110X15B, CA2110X12B, DE2110X13B, DS2110X11B, EE2110X15B, ES2110X15B, EU2110X15B, EU2110X19, FR2110X14B, GB2110X15B, IA2110X15B, IN2110X15B, IN2110X19, IT2110X21B, KR2110X15B, LA2110X15B, LD2110X23B, ND2110X15B, RDE2110X13B, UDS2110X11B Recall Number: Z-2287-2021 REASON Two software issues have been identified related to pressure increase in the device: The first...
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Company: Abbott Laboratories, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 8/18/2021 Class II PRODUCT Alinity s System REF 06P16-01. An automated immunoassay analyzer for In Vitro diagnostic use in blood donor screening, plasma and plasmapheresis screening, and organ donor centers, hospitals, and reference laboratories. Recall Number: Z-2241-2021 REASON A design defect (hardware and software) allows liquid waste...
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Company: Beckman Coulter, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 8/18/2021 Class I PRODUCT Kaluza C Flow Cytometry Software Versions: 1.0*, 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 Kits: C10574 – Kaluza C Single Perpetual License C10575 – Kaluza C Single User 1-year License C10576 – Kaluza C 10 User Network License C10577 – Kaluza C 5 User Network License C10578...
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Company: Baxter Healthcare Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 8/18/2021 Class I PRODUCT Dose IQ Safety Software used with Spectrum IQ Infusion Pump Recall Number: Z-2165-2021 REASON Software issue: The defect creates a mismatch between linked drug identifiers (IDs) in the Dose IQ user interface (UI) and the binary drug library (BDL) loaded onto the Spectrum...
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Company: Simpleware Product Group, SYNOPSYS NORTHERN EUROPE Date of Enforcement Report: 8/18/2021 Class II PRODUCT Simpleware ScanIP software. For transfer of imaging information from a medical scanner to an output file, and for simulating/evaluating surgical treatment options. Recall Number: Z-2253-2021 REASON A issue (bug) has been identified with the interface and image software which could...
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Company: Baxter Healthcare Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 8/18/2021 Class I PRODUCT Spectrum IQ Infusion System with Dose IQ Safety Software, Product Code 3570009. for the controlled administration of fluids. Recall Number: Z-2110-2021 REASON System errors were noted following changes the customers implemented to the configuration of their network and server systems. Gateway Server System...
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Company: BioMerieux SA Date of Enforcement Report: 8/18/2021 Class II PRODUCT MYLA software. Used to manage microbiology test workflow from the reception of requests to the transmission of results by transferring, storing, and displaying medical device data. Recall Number: Z-2225-2021 REASON Software anomaly – Under certain conditions, unwanted alterations to results could be applied when...
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IEC 62304 and Emerging Standards for Medical Device and Health IT Software DATES:  Oct 19-21, 2021 Clock time each day:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm US Pacific COST: 3 Full Days for $2,100.00 (Early Bird discount: $1595 thru September 1, 2021) Special FDA / Government rate:  $500 (contact us at training@softwarecpr.com to qualify) Multi-student discounts available....
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FY2022 User Fees
The US FDA released the 2022 user fees for certain medical device submissions and establishment registration. On August 2, 2021, the FDA announced the FY2022 user fees in a Federal Register notice titled Medical Device User Fee Rates for Fiscal Year 2022. FY2022 User fees are required for the following types of medical device submissions:...
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DNA Software Under Scruitiny
Probabilistic Genotyping Used for Criminal Prosecution In a recent article published on The Markup, software that is used to match DNA in criminal prosecution has come under scrutiny.  The software implements what is known as probabilistic genotyping, a method used when analyzing data that contains a mixture of DNA from multiple people.  The software uses complex...
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Jonathan Zittrain and John Bowers of the Berkman Klein Center; Samuel Finlayson, Zachary Kohane, and Andrew Beam of Harvard Medical School; and Joichi Ito of the MIT Media Lab have published an article in Science highlighting potential uses of adversarial attacks on machine learning systems in the medical context.
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Company: Caption Health Date of Enforcement Report: 7/28/2021 Class II PRODUCT Version: 1.2.0 (1.2.0+85ela410) Caption Health, Caption AI, Ultrasound Imaging System Application Software (GMDN: 40873), UDI: (01)00860003586303(10)1.2.0) Recall Number: Z-2111-2021 REASON The firm is aware of a issue with ultrasound software that results in unintended video frames being included. This could lead to an incorrect...
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Company: Soft Computer Consultants, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 7/28/2021 Class II PRODUCT SoftGenomics version 4.1.15.6 SoftGenomics is a laboratory workflow and information management system to be used in a clinical molecular or cytogenetics laboratory or medical research laboratory setting by knowledgeable and trained users. SoftGenomics is used to record and track activities performed in...
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Company: Respironics California, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 7/28/2021 Class I PRODUCT Philips Respironics V60 Ventilator with Software Versions 3.00 and 3.10. The Respironics V60/V60 Plus Ventilator is an assist ventilator and is intended to augment patient breathing. It is intended for spontaneously breathing individuals who require mechanical ventilation: patients with respiratory failure, chronic respiratory...
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July 2021 Standards Navigator
This July 2021 Standards Navigator Report content is only available to Standards Navigator subscribers. See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. SoftwareCPR® Standards Navigator provides information and tools related to standards that play a significant role in health software and software intensive medical devices.  In addition to information on existing standards, our report keeps you...
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Cybersecurity Review

Our cybersecurity experts are NESSUS Pro Licensed and can quickly remediate cybersecurity deficiencies with your medical device or digital health software.  Planning, requirements, validation, and submissions – we can assist with all.

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