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Company: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: May 06, 2024 Class I PRODUCT t:connect mobile app used in conjunction with t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology version 2.7 or later /UDI: 00850006613274 Recall Number: Z-1609-2024 REASON: During normal use, the mobile app version 2.7 may crash and be automatically relaunched by the...
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WARNING LETTER CMS# 675673 Cue Health, Inc. San Diego, CA May 9, 2024 Inspection Dates: on 10 dates between October 17, 2023 and November 3, 2023. Inspection Issue(s): “not complying with the following Conditions of Authorization in the Letters of Authorization for EUA200248 and EUA210180. For example: Evidence obtained during the inspection demonstrated that your...
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Company: SonarMed Inc Date of Enforcement Report: April 19, 2024 Class I PRODUCT AW-M0001 SONARMED MONITOR. Used in conjunction with SonarMed Acoustic Sensors for airway monitoring. Recall Number: Z-1426-2024 REASON: SonarMed Inc. is recalling the SonarMed Airway monitoring system because of a software issue resulting in failure to detect a partial obstruction within 2.5mm sensors...
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infusion pump
We are pleased to announce our SoftwareCPR® Partner, Dr. Peter Rech, will lead the international working group meeting of IEC TC62/SC62D/MT23 Infusion Pumps as its Convenor. The meeting will be hosted by AAMI at the AAMI headquarters from April 22nd to 25th, 2024, in Arlington, VA. The meeting will be dedicated to the maintenance of...
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The FDA announced today that a Federal District Court has entered a Consent Decree Against Philips Respironics following recall of certain sleep therapy machines. The consent decree includes key provisions aimed to prioritize patient relief and ensure the company’s regulatory compliance. The consent decree comes after Philips recalled certain ventilators, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)...
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defense in depth
The DEFENSE IN DEPTH approach is to defend the system against any particular ATTACK using several independent methods. Often these might be referred to as “layers of protection.” Some have described it as the “swiss cheese slices” approach – there may be holes in each layer, but when stacked together they form a protective barrier....
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health announced today that they had qualified a new tool for the evaluation of lethal arrhythmia alarm detection algorithms used in hospital-based patient monitoring systems (UCSF LAD MDDT), through the Medical Device Development Tools (MDDT) program. The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Lethal...
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Company: Life Technologies Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 3/29/2024 Class II PRODUCT Torrent Suite Dx Software versions 5.14 and earlier used in connection with Ion PGM DX Systems-IVD intended for targeted sequencing of human genomic DNA (gDNA) from peripheral whole-blood samples and DNA and RNA extracted from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples. The Ion PGM Dx...
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Guidance Update: FDA revises Guidance Document: Requests for Feedback and Meetings for Medical Device Submissions: The Q-Submission Program The FDA released a revised draft of the Guidance Document: Requests for Feedback and Meetings for Medical Device Submissions: The Q-Submission Program on 15 March, 2024. When finalized, this guidance will supersede both the current version of...
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Use of master files can be a convenient and strategic method for SaMD manufacturers or software suppliers to provide information necessary for a US regulatory submission without disclosing confidential and/or proprietary trade secrets to business partners. For example, a software supplier of a cloud library providing medical device functionality could submit a master file to...
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Company: Landauer Date of Enforcement Report: 3/21/2024 Class II PRODUCT microStar Reader, Model Numbers: 10015-000 (marketed in EMEA as 100, 102, 110, and 201), 10016-000 (marketed in EMEA as 101), 10036-000, 10044-000, 10055-000, BC30058, and BC30059 Recall Number: Z-1349-2024 REASON: Permanent discontinuance of the microSTARii medical dosimetry system. Landauer has initiated this action to remove...
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Company: Philips Respironics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: March 19, 2024 Class I PRODUCT Trilogy EVO, Trilogy EV300, Trilogy Evo O2, and Trilogy Evo Universal Recall Number: Z-1502-2024 REASON: Philips Respironics, Inc. has notified customers to update to the latest software version (1.05.06.00) of its Trilogy Evo continuous ventilator devices due to a possible power...
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Company: Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 3/11/2024 Class II PRODUCT LVP software of the Ivenix Infusion System (IIS), LVP-SW-0004 Recall Number: Z-1282-2024 REASON: Retroactively reported correction from 2022: A software defect may cause an incorrect (Fail-Stop) Alarm when an administration set is loaded with an upstream occlusion present, resulting in a non-recoverable...
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Company: Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: March 7, 2024 Class I PRODUCT LVP Software of the Ivenix Infusion System (IIS), Version 5.8.0. Recall Number: Z-1484-2024 REASON: Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC. is recalling their Ivenix Infusion System (IIS), LVP Software, an infusion pump software. The recall will take the form of a software...
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Today, FDA published a guidance paper for the use of augmented reality (AR) & virtual reality in medical devices. The information from that paper is provide below. Medical Extended Reality (XR), which includes Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), has the potential to deliver new types of treatments and diagnostics, transforming how and where...
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I (Mike Russell) attended the neXus conference on medical device standards this year. Below are some observations and suggested takeaways from the talks I heard and the panel I was on. Remember, these are just selected highlights, not everything said 🙂 Session: Reducing Submission Rejections and Recalls with Software Standards This year’s conference added a third...
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Company: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 3/1/2024 Class II PRODUCT VITROS 3600 Immunodiagnostic System Catalog Nos. 6802783 (regular) and 6802914 (refurbished) Recall Number: Z-1224-2024 REASON: A software defect affecting VITROS Systems running VITROS Software Versions 3.8.1 causes QC baseline statistics to not update as expected when changed by the user. This may cause...
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Oriented for Central European Time! Registration now for our next “Being Agile and Yet Compliant” Training Course.  Our fall offering is coming up.  Conveniently scheduled to work across many timezones! COURSE DATES: March 7 & 28, 2024 HOURS: TRAINING LOCATION: Virtual – live online COST: 4 half days for $1,920 per person Special discounts available...
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AAMI FDA neXus
SoftwareCPR® partner Mike Russell is attending the AAMI/FDA neXus medical device standards conference this week in Washington D.C., and chairing a panel. This year’s conference has added a third standards success track: application. Accordingly, Mike is chairing a panel session today on “Reducing Submission Rejections and Recalls with Software Standards.” In addition to his experience...
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Company: PTW-FREIBURG Date of Enforcement Report: 2/22/2024 Class II PRODUCT Software VERIQA (S070031), version 2.0 and 2.1- Software package for display, evaluation and digital processing of medical image data sets and treatment plans in radiation oncology. Recall Number: Z-1181-2024 REASON: Software: If the user excludes voxels from the Gamma calculation that are below a dose...
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One of the cornerstones of a quality management system is the integrity of the quality system records. It should go without saying how critical it is for these records to be truthful, accurate, and genuine. Fraudulent data can lead to an unsafe medical device, or a medical device that does not fully achieve its intended...
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Company: Baxter Healthcare Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 2/16/2024 Class I PRODUCT Baxter Exactamix Pro 1200, REF EXM12DY Recall Number: Z-1001-2024 REASON: An error was identified in software versions 2.0.8 and 2.1.8 while using the “Use Some Overfill” feature which may lead to over-delivery of an ingredient. This issue can result in redundant ingredient delivery...
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Company: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 2/14/2024 Class I PRODUCT Smiths Medical, Medfusion Syringe Infusion Pump, Model 4000, Software Version V1.0 & V1.1, Reorder Numbers 4000-0100-50, 4000-0100-95, 4000-0101-50, 4000-0101-51, and 4000-0101-78. Designed for use in care areas for the administration of fluids requiring precisely controlled infusion rates. Recall Number: Z-2107-2012 REASON: Smiths...
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Company: PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS Date of Enforcement Report: 2/8/2024 Class II PRODUCT Spectral CT on Rails: Software Version 5.1.0.X, model 728334 Recall Number: Z-1054-2024 REASON: A software issue that can incorrectly label all captured images that may lead to misdiagnosis and subsequent incorrect treatment. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER: PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE: US:...
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Medical Device Cybersecurity (Public or Private)

This course takes a deep dive into the US FDA expectations for cybersecurity activities in the product development process with central focus on the cybersecurity risk analysis process. Overall approach will be tied to relevant standards and FDA guidance documentation. The course will follow the ISO 14971:2019 framework for overall structure but utilize IEC 62304, IEC 81001-5-1, and AAMI TIR57 for specific details regarding cybersecurity planning, risk characterization, threat modeling, and control strategies.

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