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On February 25-26, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public workshop to discuss the “Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence in Radiological Imaging.” The comment period for the public workshop is extended to June 30, 2020, in response to requests for an extension to allow stakeholders additional time to submit comments.
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Today (25 March 2020), the Commission announced that work on a proposal to postpone the date of application for the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) for one year is ongoing. The decision was reached with patient health and safety as a guiding principle.  
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FDA Issues Immediately in Effect Guidance on Ventilators During COVID-19 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued this immediately in effect guidance: Enforcement Policy for Ventilators and Accessories and Other Respiratory Devices During the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency. The FDA believes the policy set forth in this guidance may help address...
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The US FDA released a new guidance document communicating a new policy intended to expand the use a hospital based vital signs equipment to include home use.  This policy changes is in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency.  You can download the guidance by clicking this link: Enforcement Policy for Non-Invasive...
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Company: Braemar Manufacturing, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 3/26/2020 Class II PRODUCT Braemar Manufacturing LLC DL900 Holter Monitor 1285 Corporate Center Dr. Suite 150 Eagan, MN 55121 USA Rx Only. Recall Number: Z-1459-2020 REASON An issue with the DL900 and DL950 Series Holter Recorder was recognized on January 1, 2020. This issue can prevent the...
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Company: Randox Laboratories, Limited Date of Enforcement Report: 3/11/2020 Class II PRODUCT RX Daytona Plus (with ISE/without ISE); Models Nos. RX4040 (w/ISE) and RX4041 (without ISE) – Product Usage: A fully automated, random access, clinical chemistry analyzer complete with dedicated analyzer software. For use in clinical laboratories. Recall Number: Z-1349-2020 REASON Software version UI2550642107 for...
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Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 3/11/2020 Class II PRODUCT Atellica IM Humidity Pack (Qty 5), SMN 11313505, UDI 00630414234526, Software Version V1.21.0 and lower – Product Usage: The system is intended for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of various body fluids, using photometric, turbidimetric, chemiluminescent, and integrated ion selective electrode technology...
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Company: Advanced Bionics, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 3/11/2020 Class III PRODUCT SoundWave Professional Suite Software 3.2, Ref CI-6055-014, SPN 058-023-32085, UDI: (01)07630016853227, Logical SoundWave Professional Suite 3.2, CE 0123 – Product Usage: Soundwave 3.2 is used by healthcare professionals to program Advanced Bionics sound processors for use with Advanced Bionics cochlear implants, a device...
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Company: Tosoh Bioscience Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 3/11/2020 Class II PRODUCT AIA-360 Automated Immunoassay Analyzer, Product Code 019945 Recall Number: Z-1420-2020 REASON A display screen software issue on the analyzer causes the display to freeze when display screen is touched at the same time as a command from the instrument firmware, causing the instrument...
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Company: CareFusion 303, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 3/11/2020 Class I PRODUCT CareFusion Alaris System, Alaris PC unit models 8000 and 8015 (UDI: 10885403801518) Recall Number: Z-1359-2020 REASON 1)Error 255-XX-XXX results in inability to edit settings 2)Delay options programming may result in no KVO rate/therapy interruption 3)Software errors results in no low battery alarm/infusion stopping...
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Company: Vyaire Medical Date of Enforcement Report: 2/26/2020 Class II PRODUCT Bellavista 1000 ventilator, Catalog number 301.100.030. bellavista is an electronically controlled pneumatic ventilation system with an integrated air compressing system. bellavista uses room air and high-pressure oxygen. Air enters through a fresh gas intake port and is compressed together with the oxygen by the...
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Company: Normand-Info S.A.S.U. Date of Enforcement Report: 3/11/2020 Class II PRODUCT Remisol Advance running on hardware with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. Recall Number: Z-1430-2020 REASON A patch was released for a critical remote code execution vulnerability in remote desktop services. This vulnerability can be exploited remotely...
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Company: Philips North America, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 3/3/2020 Class II PRODUCT Philips DigiTrak XT Holter Recorder Software version number B.1 and C.2. The DigiTrak XT Recorder is available in four different configurations. Service tag numbers for these configurations are as follows: – 453564067151 24-Hour Configuration – 453564067161 48-Hour Configuration – 453564067171 96-Hour Configuration...
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Company: St Jude Medical, Cardiac Rhythm Management Division Date of Enforcement Report:3/3/2020 Class II PRODUCT Ellipse, Tiered-therapy Cardioverter/Defibrillator, REF (UDI/GTIN): CD1377-36QC (05414734507646), CD2411-36C (05414734507585), CD1277-36 (05414734506045), CD1377-36C (05414734507622), CD2277-36Q (05414734505932), CD2377-36QC (05414734507523), with Merlin Patient Care System with software model 3330 Recall Number: Z-1351-2020 REASON Past updates to programmers and transmitters may lead some implantable...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 3/3/2020 Class II PRODUCT COHERENCE Oncologist, Model Nos. 07333680 & 07351898 Recall Number: Z-1346-2020 REASON A potential safety issue arises when an offset calculation is followed by a filter operation; correcting the image alignment after this sequence will result in incorrect offset values which could...
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December 26, 2019 Excerpts from warning letter of interest to software professionals: “The inspection also revealed that your … LED light therapy devices are adulterated within the meaning of section 501(h) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 351(h), in that the methods used in, or the facilities or controls used for, their manufacture, packing, storage,...
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In the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) Classification Catalog, SaMD can be Class II and III; it cannot be Class I.  This means that not all SaMD will require clinical trials and may fit into clinical exemptions for SaMD in China.  According to Medical Device Clinical Trial Exemption Catalog issued on September 30, 2018, seven...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 2/26/2020 Class II PRODUCT Luminos dRF Max, model no. 10762471 – Product Usage: Luminos dRF Max is a device intended to visualize anatomical structures by converting an X-ray pattern into a visible image. The system has medical applications ranging from gastrointestinal examinations to cranial, skeletal,...
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Company: Philips Medical Systems Gmbh, DMC Date of Enforcement Report: 2/26/2020 Class II PRODUCT CombiDiagnost GCF, Software v. 1.0.5, Product Code 709030 – Product Usage: Xray system, diagnostic, fluoroscopic, general purpose. Recall Number: Z-1328-2020 REASON When using the Table Up/Down button, the system may experience Error 80, which locks the geometry in that specific state,...
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Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 2/26/2020 Class II PRODUCT ADVIA Chemistry CardioPhase High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP) Calibrator – product Usage: For in vitro diagnostic use in the calibration of ADVIA¿ Chemistry systems for the CardioPhase¿ hsCRP assay. Recall Number: Z-1260-2020 REASON Atellica and ADVIA hsCRP calibrator accuracy has drifted away...
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Company: Philips Respironics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 2/26/2020 Class I PRODUCT Trilogy EVO Ventilator, International, Model Number IN2110X15B Trilogy Evo is intended for pediatric through adult patients weighing at least 2.5 kg. The ventilator can measure, display, record, and alarm SpO2, FiO2, CO2, and Pulse Rate data when integrated with the appropriate accessories. Recall...
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This February 2020 Standards Navigator Report content is only available to Standards Navigator subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. SoftwareCPR Standards Navigator Report provides information and tools related to standards that play a significant role in health software and software intensive medical devices. In addition to information on existing standards, SoftwareCPR Standards...
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Kicking off the new year with regulatory and standards updates.  New public courses in 2020!
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FDA is raising awareness among health care providers and facility staff that cybersecurity vulnerabilities in certain GE Healthcare Clinical Information Central Stations and Telemetry Servers may introduce risks to patients while being monitored.  Per the FDA notice: “A security firm has identified several vulnerabilities in certain GE Healthcare Clinical Information Center workstations and Telemetry Servers,...
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This "FDA GPSV Traceability Expectations" post is only available to Premium subscribers. See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. Going way back to the late 1990's, FDA had an expectation that safe and effective software would require a well thought out development lifecycle that includes many activities designed to ensure the correctness and robustness...
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