Medical Device Adverse Event Reporting Systems in EU, Canada and US

Medical device firms’ obligation doesn’t end upon obtaining a marketing clearance, approval, or certificates. Medical device manufacturers are required to report adverse events to the authorities (e.g., Competent Authorities, Health Canada and US FDA), where applicable. To achieve compliance and to remain compliant with the adverse event reporting requirements, it is imperative that medical device manufacturers […]

The FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting Requirements

The adverse event reporting system is an important highlight of the FDA’s adverse event reporting requirements. This is the mechanism through which adverse event reporting requirements are listed out for the FDA to take further action. The adverse event reporting system may be understood as being a database that aids and supplements the FDA’s postmarketing […]

The Ultimate Guide To Design Controls For Medical Device Startups

    What’s this guide about anyway? Back in 1998, I started my career as a medical device product development engineer. At that time the FDA Design Controls regulations were still fairly new — not only to me — but the industry in general. In those days, we all struggled to understand how and what […]

Comprehensive risk management is a must for medical device software

Diligent, complete and correct implementation of risk management of software used in medical devices that takes into consideration the gaps and corrects them from the start of product development is absolutely imperative. This is because of two critical reasons: Gaps, incorrect or incomplete implementation can retard or delay or make the certification/approval of medical products […]

Software vendor qualification

Since many of the present generation’s medical devices are run by software; a practical approach is to have this software validated. This validation, also known as software vendor qualification, is a means to ensuring that the software, the heart of the medical device, is compliant with set standards. The principles of this qualification are set […]