News We’re Watching: Quidel Recall, Partnerships For Teladoc And Lifebit, Alaris Cybersecurity Issues
This week, Quidel recalled the Triage cardiac panel due to a risk of false results; Teladoc and Lifebit announced new partnerships; and, a court upheld a false advertising verdict against Natera, but struck the financial penalties.
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This week, the US government relaunched a program providing free COVID-19 tests and invested $600m in domestic test manufacturing; the European Commission revealed an antitrust investigation of Edwards LifeSciences; and a consulting firm report said the medtech industry should make big changes to address investor skepticism.
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Four More Guidance Documents Released: Antimicrobial Devices, Closed-Loop Control Technology, De Novo Submissions, Devices For Graft Versus Host Diseases
The US FDA recently published four guidance documents, two final — one concerning antimicrobial susceptibility test system devices and another related to devices with physiologic closed-loop control technology. The agency’s two draft documents pertain to electronic submissions for de novo requests and graft-versus-host diseases.