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The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) recently partnered with the MITRE Corporation, Adam Shostack, and the FDA to host a webinar regarding the soon to be released “Playbook for Threat Modeling Medical Devices.” The playbook was created during a series of bootcamps held by the team over the past year and the webinar provided a...
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The FDA CDRH announced the guidance documents they intend to publish in FY2022. They also announced their intention to finalize, withdraw, re-open the comment period, or re-issue a revised draft guidance for 80 percent of draft guidance documents within 3 years of the close of the comment period, and within 5 years of the close...
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September 17, 2021 CMS 617922 Excerpts from a warning letter of interest to software professionals: “The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an inspection of your medical device operations at 200 W. Mercer Street, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98119 from June 3, 2021 through July 15, 2021. During the inspection, an FDA Investigator...
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Company: Elekta Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 10/6/2021 Class II PRODUCT Elekta Monaco – Product Usage: used to make treatment plans for patients with prescriptions for external beam radiation therapy. Recall Number: Z-2563-2021 REASON Contour changes can be saved on an unintended image set. In addition, these contour edits do not cause the dose to...
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Company: Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 10/6/2021 Class II PRODUCT Atomlab 500 Dose Calibrator Software 2.0.00 through Revision 2.0.08, inclusive Model: 086-330. Recall Number: Z-2580-2021 REASON When deleting a previously entered custom isotope, the software deletes the isotope, but not the associated dial setting. Possible other stored custom isotopes may then have...
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Company: Philips Ultrasound Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 9/29/2021 Class II PRODUCT EPIQ Diagnostic Ultrasound Systems: Software Versions: 5.0, 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 Models: EPIQ 5 – 795120, EPIQ 5C – 795205, EPIQ 5G – 795204, EPIQ 7 – 795117, EPIQ 7C – 795201, EPIQ 7G – 795200, EPIQ CVxi -795232, EPIQ CVx – 795231 Recall...
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September 2021 Standards Navigator
This September 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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Company: Philips Ultrasound Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 9/29/2021 Class II PRODUCT Affiniti Diagnostic Ultrasound Systems: Software Versions: 5.0, 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 Models: Affiniti 30 795121, Affiniti 30 795218, Affiniti 50 795208, Affiniti 50 795118, Affiniti 70 795210, Affiniti 70 795119 Recall Number: Z-2484-2021 REASON Due to a software defect that can intermittently cause the...
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Company: GE Healthcare, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 9/29/2021 Class II PRODUCT Centricity PACS-IW with Universal Viewer – Product Usage: Is a device that displays medical images (including mammograms) and data from various imaging sources. Recall Number: Z-2502-2021 REASON Image acquisition failures and synchronization failure with the Centricity Enterprise Archive. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER GE Healthcare, LLC...
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FDA’s Digital Transformation and the regulation of Medical Device Cybersecurity? I read the recent FDA post that discussed the FDA’s Digital Transformation: “Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the reorganization of the agency’s information technology (IT), data management and cybersecurity functions into the new Office of Digital Transformation (ODT).” Then I was reading...
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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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