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News We’re Watching: DMCA Judicial Review Upheld; Abbott’s Rio CGM Available OTC; J&J’s Velys Wins FDA UKA Expansion

This week, AdvaMed and MITA win appeal to prevent repair companies from hacking medical devices, the FDA cleared Abbott’s Libre Rio CGM for OTC sales, J&J MedTech wins expanded clearance for Velys knee medical robot, the FDA updates its AI program, Canary Speech secures $13m in series A funding and Xeltis won FDA approval for an IDE submission to begin enrolling patients for a pivotal study for aXess.  

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News We’re Watching: Medtronic Recall, More Chinese Syringe Woes, Surgical Robot Clearance

This week, Medline announced recalls of tracheal tubes; Eko Health raised $41m in Series D funding; and the US FDA announced participation in collaborative communities focused on brain-computer interface devices and more.

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Abbott’s Lingo Becomes Second FDA-Cleared OTC Blood Glucose Monitor

The FDA has given the green light to over-the-counter sales of Abbott’s Lingo blood glucose monitoring device, which is intended for use by healthy people who want to track the crucial biomarker.

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Zeto Wins FDA Clearance For Novel Seizure Detection Device

The US FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to a California medical technology company for a brain monitoring device that detects seizures in patients with brain injury or trauma.

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News We're Watching: ACLA Sues FDA; Philips Recall; New Funding In Women’s Health; FDA Nods

This week, the ACLA filed a lawsuit against the US FDA; Philips recalled around 100,000 ventilators; women’s health companies Natural Cycles and Gameto padded their coffers; and Canary Medical and J&J’s Ethicon received FDA nods.

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News We’re Watching: Panel Backs Guardant Shield, EU Adopts AI Act, Magellan Settles Lead Test Claims

This week, an FDA advisory panel recommended approval of the Guardant Shield blood test for colon and rectal cancers; the EU Council signed off on the world’s first AI law; and the FDA challenged innovators to develop AI/ML technologies to detect gait freezing in individuals with Parkinson’s disease

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EMA Answers More Questions For Manufacturers of Drug-Device Combos

Will it be necessary to provide a new medical device notified body opinion when changes are being made to the medicine in an integral drug-device combination product? This is just one of the new topics addressed in an updated Q&A document from the European Medicines Agency.

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Notified Bodies Double Certifications Since 2022

A recent survey by trade group TEAM-NB found that the number of certificates issued under the IVDR and MDR doubled between 2022 and 2023. However, application completeness remained an issue, with notified bodies estimating that a third of applications were less than 25% complete.

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News We’re Watching: Telehealth Advances; AI Regulation; NIH Backs SIRT; Oura Upgraded

This week, a House subcommittee advanced a two-year telehealth extension, Chuck Schumer and a bipartisan group of senators introduced a plan for regulating AI, the FDA launched its new online RST Catalog, NIH recommends targeted radiotherapy cancer treatment, and Oura announced new health features for its smart ring.

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FDA Grants De Novo Marketing Authorization For At-Home Retinal Imaging Device

Notal Vision, a Virginia-based patient-centric ophthalmic remote monitoring services provider, has won de novo marketing authorization from the US FDA for a product that allows patients to keep tabs on their age-related macular degeneration while at home.

FDA OTC Devices

US FDA Clearance For Masimo’s Stork Delivers OTC Baby Monitoring Tech Competition

Masimo receives US regulatory clearance for Stork OTC baby monitoring system six months after Owlet received first clearance for its Dream Sock following a regulatory stumble which halted sales of a previous device, Smart Sock, in 2021.

Approvals OTC Devices

US FDA Grants Teal Health’s At-Home Cervical Screening Device Breakthrough Device Designation

Teal Health reached a significant milestone in its mission to bring a prescription-based, at-home, self-collect cervical cancer screening device to market.

Women's Health FDA

News We’re Watching: Philips Settles Recall Fallout; FDA REdI, Townhalls, Approvals

This week, Philips Respironics reached a $1.1b settlement affecting CPAP and other breathing devices. Toku announced it received US FDA breakthrough device designation for its MyKidneyAI technology. This May, the FDA will hold its REdI conference focusing on innovation in medical product development and hold another townhall focusing on considerations for selecting a sterilization modality.

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Senseonics Wins Marketing Authorization For Novel Insulin Delivery System

The US FDA has cleared a glucose monitoring system from Senseonics. The authorization of the implantable insulin delivery system creates a new pathway for like devices.

FDA Combination Products

Front Line Medical Technologies Announce CE Mark For COBRA-OS

Front Line Medical Technologies Inc.'s new CE marking expands access of its occlusion device COBRA-OS to medical providers in Europe. Adam Power, chief medical officer at Front Line Medical, talked to Medtech Insight about their marketing plans and benefits of the technology. 

Approvals Europe

Digital Health Roundup: US FDA’s ‘Idea Lab’; Philips’ Roy Jakobs On AI Draft Framework; Apple Watch

In this month’s Digital Health Roundup, Medtech Insight’s Marion Webb highlights key interviews with Philips’ CEO Roy Jakobs on NAM’s framework on AI, BD’s CTO Beth McCombs R&D initiatives and HSS spine co-chair Sheeraz Qureshi on his vision for integrating AI tech. Hannah Daniel discusses the FDA’s new initiative to create an idea lab for medical device use at home and a new feature on the Apple Watch to help people with Parkinson's disease overcome freezing gait.   

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