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US FDA Pilot Program Speeds Off-The-Shelf Software Validation

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The Computer System Validation pilot program is exploring ways for device manufacturers to save time in implementing new information technology tools that support quality systems and other operational functions. One strategy under review: letting companies rely on software manufacturers’ own validation for low-risk functions. Also: A quality assurance manager at device-maker Zoll Medical weighs in on his company's participation in the pilot.

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