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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 (timezone TBD) 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...
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The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a response to NIST to the Executive Order (EO) on Improving the Cybersecurity of the Federal Government (EO 14028), dated 26 May 2021. The document, Response to NIST Workshop and Call for Position Papers on Standards and Guidelines to Enhance Software Supply Chain Security, summarizes “established FDA practices...
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Company: CHANGE HEALTHCARE CANADA COMPANY Date of Enforcement Report: 6/9/2021 Class II PRODUCT Change Healthcare Enterprise Viewer – Product Usage: intended to be used with off-the-shelf hardware for the 2D and 3D display of DICOM and non-DICOM medical images, reports, and multimedia content. Recall Number: Z-1773-2021 REASON A software defect was identified where the Image...
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Company: Draeger Medical, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 6/9/2021 Class II PRODUCT Critical Care Ventilator, Catalog Number(s): 8422300: Evita V600 – Product Usage: used for treating patients who require temporary or longer term respiratory support for different medical reasons. Recall Number: Z-1690-2021 REASON Three separate and unrelated problems attributed to the software used in the...
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Company: Medtronic Date of Enforcement Report: 6/9/2021 Class II PRODUCT Multiple MiniMed 780G Insulin Pump Models Recall Number: Z-1771-2021 REASON Due to a software design issue, under certain conditions, a software fault is detected when a large bolus delivery at quick bolus speed completes. if the user is not aware of the amount of active...
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Company: RAYSEARCH LABORATORIES AB Date of Enforcement Report: 5/26/2021 Class II PRODUCT RayStation 4.5, 4.7, 4.9, 5, 6, 7, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B, RayPlan 1, 2, 7, 8A, 8B, 9A, 10A, 10B including some of the Service Packs. Standalone software treatment planning system. Recall Number: Z-1597-2021 REASON For some LINAC types, merging clinical...
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New to medical devices and need an orientation of the creation of instructions for use (IFU)?  A good place to start may be a website prepared by Ferry Vermeulen, a director at INSTRKTIV.  In further preparation for the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) enforcement in the EU, Ferry prepared a guide on how to create IFU for...
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Company: Haag-Streit USA Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 5/19/2021 Class II PRODUCT Eyesuite 9.3.1 software, LENSTAR, MODEL LS900: ac-powered slit-lamp biomicroscope. Recall Number: Z-1560-2021 REASON Examination data and patient name may be mixed up when printing or generating a pdf with the interface at Pacific Coast and Laser Institute (PCLI). RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Haag-Streit USA Inc...
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Company: Meridian Bioscience Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 5/19/2021 Class II PRODUCT Revogene RNA Software Upgrade Kit Revogene RNA Software Upgrade USBs Catalog Number: 610240 IVD used to install the Revogene System Software version 4.2.0, import the Revogene Instrument Control Protocol file for RNA-based assay, and install the Assay Definition File (ADF) file. Recall Number:...
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Science and Engineering Laboratories
The FDA’s Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) works to promote the innovation and development of new lifesaving medical devices. Their goal is to use the latest science to expedite the development of medical devices. The FDA would like to bring awareness to the 20 research programs that are in place for the advancement...
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The FDA has issued guidance to implantable medical device users, such as those with pacemakers, to take precautions when using certain consumer electronic devices. They report that recent studies have shown that certain cell phones and smart watches contain high field strength magnets, capable of switching certain implantable medical devices to a “magnet mode” where...
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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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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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