Preparing premarket submissions that win regulatory approval

Preparing premarket submissions that win regulatory approval is a complex task, even for the most seasoned professional in the medical devices industry. This is because of the highly stringent nature of the regulatory approval pathways, namely the Premarket Approval (PMA) process and FDA regulatory 510(k) clearance. What makes preparing premarket submissions that win regulatory approval […]

Standard Operating Procedures are crucial documents in the regulatory industry

  Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are very important documents that can make or break an organization in the regulatory industry. In simple terms, a Standard Operating Procedure, as suggested in its nomenclature, is a description of a specific operational procedure in which all the activities necessary to complete tasks that conform to established best practices, […]

Management for Medical Device Industry

  A look at these gigantic figures perhaps gives some perspective of the importance of document management for the medical device industry: The US total market for medical devices is valued at over $110 billion annually. It makes up nearly two fifths of the global market, and is expected to grow by over 20 percent […]

ISO 14971: 2012 and IEC 62304: 2006 mitigate risks in medical device software

ISO 14971:2012 and IEC 62304:2006 are related but different global standards for risk management pertaining to software used in medical devices. Judicious application of these two standards is the way to go for medical device companies. ISO 14971 and IEC 62304:2006 are global standards that govern risk management and lay out regulations and guidelines for […]

Dealing with medical device reporting and recalls

Medical device reporting and recalls have enormous benefits for the medical device company and the public if implemented properly. They can prevent use of defective devices and can be an important inoculation against stringent FDA actions. Medical device reporting and recalls are a major FDA activity. Medical device companies have clear instructions on how to […]

A very brief overview of Post marketing Safety Management

Post marketing Safety Management is a very important area of a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Vigilance Practice (GVP). This is why the FDA has very detailed and clearly laid out requirements that organizations and sponsors of clinical research have to comply with as part of meeting safety requirements. The FDA’s requirements on post […]