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New FDA Documents On Weight-Loss Devices, Software And International Harmonization As End Of Fiscal Year Nears
With the end of fiscal 2023 just over a week away, the US Food and Drug Administration has been publishing promised guidance documents, action plans and white papers. Medtech Insight’s round-up of four device-specific documents is below.
The DHCoE’s new page provides a one-stop-shop for frequently asked digital health policy questions.
Parse Biosciences’ motion to dismiss a patent infringement case has been rejected by a US District Court.
As a senior advisor for chronic disease, Haider Warraich will help shape policy and product development in several areas, but the FDA provided few details on the cardiologist’s new duties.
AdvaMed released a report on tactics CMS could use to improve coverage for AI and software.
The Boston, MA-based company says the pivot away from Rx will enable it to pursue a significantly larger market and remove “key friction points” that have prevented patients from accessing its game-based digital ADHD treatment. The company is targeting year-over-year cost savings of $8m-$18m after investments to juice up its direct digital marketing program.
The US FDA has updated its final guidance to clarify use of the Breakthrough Devices Program in advancing health equity. The voluntary program was created to speed up the process of getting innovative medical devices to patients that treat life-threatening or debilitating diseases.
The US Government Accountability Office spoke to 11 stakeholder groups about potential trouble spots in FDA and FTC supervision of consumer ads for medical devices.
Abbott Medical has recalled several models of its implantable pulse generators (IPGs). The devices are part of the company’s Proclaim neurostimulation systems, which deliver low-intensity electrical impulses to nerve structures.
A new decision from the PTAB upholds prior rulings rejecting four of Masimo’s appeals and reverses a decision on one.
CMS has released a list of actions and guidance documents it plans to take to support the TCET pathway.
The US FDA has issued final guidance to assist developers in preparing various applications for medical devices that come in contact with the human body. The guidance also seeks to clarify the use of international standards in assessing device biocompatibility.
Data from the US Food and Drug Administration shows that the agency has granted 853 breakthrough device applications since 2015, out of 1,909 applications. The acceptance rate has varied from 33% in 2016 to 72% in 2017, with acceptance rates in recent years hovering around the 40% mark.
A highly anticipated final guidance from the FDA on Human Factor Studies answers frequently asked questions about human factor studies when designing combination products.
Ken Block of Ken Block Consulting weighs in on the FDA’s Breakthrough Devices Program, its implications for raising capital, achieving speedier market access, and inviting more intensive regulatory scrutiny in this interview with Medtech Insight.
In this episode, Medtech Insight regulatory reporter Hannah Daniel and managing editor Amanda Maxwell speak to Marcel Gehrung, co-founder and CEO of Cyted. Marcel discussed global regulations for Cyted’s product Endosign, and how the company leveraged the product’s flexibility to gain approval and reach markets as efficiently as possible. We also talk about different market authorization requirements in the EU, UK, and US, and the use of AI in healthcare spaces in the UK.
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