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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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Most medical device manufacturers use many, many software programs, systems, or services to automate quality system This software is not to be confused with product software - that is, software that runs as part of a medical device.  Medical device in this context could be custom hardware devices or Software as a Medical Device (SaMD)....
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General Principles of Software Validation
One of the most important references in creating a software development lifecycle process to assure software quality is the FDA guidance document, “General Principles of Software Validation.”  This guidance document has been around for many years.  The current version, 2.0, was released in 2002.  To many in the industry, this guidance is simply referred to...
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The FDA released a guidance document on the non-clinical testing and clinical considerations of ‘Implanted Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Devices for Patients with Paralysis or Amputation’. The document can be downloaded from the FDA website. One point of particular interest comes from the software section, where the FDA states that “We generally consider the software for...
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CWE Top 25 Releases 2021 Update
In a release from The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on July 21, 2021, it was announced that the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) Top 25 list has been updated from the previous 2020 version. The CWE Top 25 is a list that uses real-world data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) to identify current...
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As the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning methods expand in medical devices and HealthIT software, an oft asked question is whether the data sets used for training should be retained as part of the design history file (DHF) or other long term storage mechanisms.  SoftwareCPR partners Alan Kusinitz, Sherman Eagles, John Murray,...
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Company: C-RAD POSITIONING AB Date of Enforcement Report: 7/21/2021 Class II PRODUCT PC Application Software c4D as part of the device Catalyst: SP-002 Software PA-003 version 6.1.1 and 6.1.0 Recall Number: Z-2075-2021 REASON PC Application Software c4D not changing site upon synchronization during the setup workflow step. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER C-RAD POSITIONING AB on 8/6/2020. Voluntary: ...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 7/14/2021 Class II PRODUCT ARTIS pheno- angiography systems developed for single and biplane diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures. Model: 10849000 Recall Number: Z-2029-2021 REASON Software error VE10B -In case of a fault within the drivetrain of an axis and while performing a stepped peripheral imaging...
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Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 7/14/2021 Class II PRODUCT The ADVIA Chemistry XPT Chemistry System, Siemens Material Number (SMN) 10723034, is an automated, clinical chemistry analyzer that runs tests on serum, plasma, urine, or cerebral spinal fluid in random access and batch modes. Tests performed using this system are intended for...
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Cybersecurity: PACS CISA Homeland Security Advisory Issued for Medical Systems The Department of Homeland Security’s CISA has issued an advisory for the Worldwide Infrastructure Healthcare and Public Health sectors regarding Philips Vue PACS. The ICS Medical Advisory, ICSMA-21-187-01, discloses 15 vulnerabilities discovered in the Philips Clinical Collaboration Platform Portal, also known as Vue PACS. Four...
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Those of us that are involved in critical medical devices and those that directly deliver therapy should be closely watching events in other industries, such as the Tesla issue in the article linked below.  One way to view this issue is in the context of software control authority – a term used in the aerospace...
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On June 7th, 2021, the FDA updated their database of recognized consensus standards. This update included two new items related to medical device software. These two items are IEEE standards that are relevant to all medical devices that claim interoperability with other networked entities. They are being recognized based on their scientific and technical merit...
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Company: Normand-Info S.A.S.U. Date of Enforcement Report: 6/16/2021 Class II PRODUCT Normand Remisol Advance Data Manager is a software device that interfaces between laboratory information systems (LIS) and laboratory instruments. Recall Number: Z-1831-2021 REASON Instructions For Use for software versions 1.5 to 1.9 did not provide sufficient instructions regarding the proper programming and testing of...
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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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