My Software Is a Medical Device (SaMD). Now What?

My Software Is a Medical Device … if that’s you, check out this upcoming webinar.  Our very own John Murray will participate in a webinar on August 25, 2020, and join a roundtable discussion with Bakul Patel, Director, Division of Digital Health at FDA.  Shawnnah Monterrey, CEO @BeanStock Ventures will moderate the discussion.

You can register for the webinar at this link:

[View the recording of the webinar here: YouTube: “Webinar: My Software is a Medical Device (SaMD). Now What?”]

Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) products have grown exponentially over the last several years and assuring software quality can be challenging for many that are new or inexperienced in safety critical industries.  Fundamental methodologies such as safety risk management, multiple levels of software verification, and structured and repeatable software development processes may be unfamiliar to SaMD manufacturers.  However, many SaMD companies are bringing new and highly efficient methodologies and “software factory” tools to the table.  The question is how to bring these two sides together.  John and others at SoftwareCPR can help.  We can bridge the gap and help SaMD companies be both agile/lean and compliant – but most importantly, assure safe medical device software.

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About the author

Brian Pate helps medical device companies achieve efficient and FDA regulatory compliant product development to produce higher quality and clinically valued software. He began his career in clinical research in 1985 with the Department of Anesthesiology at UAB developing closed-loop control systems for the automated delivery of gases and control. In 1990, he made the switch from university research to the medical device industry designing control systems, communication interfaces, user interface, and other software for real-time embedded systems and clinical information systems, working for medical device companies including Johnson & Johnson, Baxter Healthcare, and GE Medical. Today, he is a Partner and the General Manager of Crisis Prevention and Recovery LLC (dba SoftwareCPR®), a general-purpose regulatory consulting firm that is recognized globally for their expertise with standards and national regulations pertaining to medical device, mobile medical app, and HealthIT software. He has taught the AAMI/FDA course on Software Regulation to FDA Reviewers at FDA and is currently the lead faculty for the public version of that course taught annually along with FDA staff. Brian served on the AAMI/FDA TIR working group that created AAMI TIR32 Guidance on the application of ISO 14971 to Software (later superseded by IEC 80002-1). He later served on the original AAMI/FDA working group that created the AAMI TIR45-2012 TIR Guidance on the use of Agile practices in the development of medical device software and is currently the co-chair leading the creation of the 2nd edition of TIR45. He has served as faculty for all offerings of the AAMI/FDA Compliant Use of Agile Methods public course. Brian also served as an instructor for the AAMI Design Controls course. He is also a member of the Underwriters’ Laboratories Standards Technical Panel 5500, Remote Software Updates. He now serves as a member of the AAMI Software Committee.

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