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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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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: 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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Shepherdly: A bug prediction & code resilience coverage tool In the context of software development, Resilience Coverage measures the overall protection a pull request has against bugs that can impact large portions of your user base and/or expose observability gaps. When coupled with a Software Quality Risk Score driven by a predictive model, engineers can...
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Company: Thoratec Corp. Date of Enforcement Report: 2/2/2024 Class I PRODUCT 1. HeartMate Touch Communication System, REF HMT1100 2. HeartMate Touch Communication System, Rental REF HMT1100-R 3. HeartMate Touch Communication System, HMT1150 The HeartMate Touch Application is loaded onto a tablet and will provide a user interface with state-of-the-art hardware/software platforms for supporting LVAD patients....
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Company: Smiths Medical ASD Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 2/1/2014 Class I PRODUCT Smith’s Medical Medfusion Model 3500 Syringe pump Recall Number: Z-0863-2024 REASON: Medfusion syringe pumps, with software versions before v6.0.0, may have the following issues:1. Delivery During Motor Not Running High Priority Alarm, 2. Infusion Restarted with Incorrect Parameters, 3. Screen Lock, 4....
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Company: PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS NEDERLAND B.V. Date of Enforcement Report: 1/30/2024 Class II PRODUCT Azurion 7 M20 FlexArm system (Software version R2.x) with Maquet Magnus Table (Software version 05.02.12) Recall Number: Z-0860-2024 REASON: Loss of connectivity between the FlexArm and the Table due to a software issue. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER: PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS NEDERLAND B.V. VOLUME...
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Learn about the Canadian regulatory framework from SoftwareCPR® partner, Ginny Kwan Gattinger, who will give a presentation at the RAPS Global Regulatory Strategy Conference in Baltimore, MD on March 7, 2024, at 10:30 am EST. The conference is being held at the Hilton Baltimore near the BWI Airport. Ginny will co-present with our affiliate, Karen...
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SoftwareCPR Training
62304 Public Training Course Course Dates:  June 5-7, 2024 COST: 3 Full Days for $2,900.00 (50% refundable through January 31, 2024. Fully transferable at any time.) Limited number of Early Bird discount coupons (worth $895)  available on a first come-first serve basis.  Use coupon code: “30per” (thats three-zero-letter p-letter e-letter r) Early bird discount available through...
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Deymond Diagnostics s.r.o. was issued a warning letter from the FDA. Excerpts from a warning letter of interest to software professionals: The “inspection revealed that these 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,...
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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: February 12-15, 2024 (16 hours of training) HOURS:  1300-1700 CET each day TRAINING LOCATION: Virtual – live online COST: 4 half days for...
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When to Ask Questions
Solving Problems Another great “soft skill” I learned from a mentor early in my career was knowing when to ask questions. You know, how long should I dig, research and investigate, before seeking the help of others? Some may gravitate toward spending too much time trying to find answers or solutions when it would have...
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iRythm Technologies, Inc. was issued a warning letter from the FDA. SoftwareCPR comments: This Warning Letter demonstrates the need for: Quality systems to stay compliant (CAPA and complaints!) Regulatory oversight to engineering and marketing activities Really communicating product behavior in the IFU!!” Excerpts from a warning letter of interest to software professionals: “As stated in...
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Company: Philips Healthcare (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. Date of Enforcement Report: 1/5/2024 Class II PRODUCT Incisive CT, model 728143 & 728144 running Software Version 5.0.0. Recall Number: Z-0640-2024 REASON: Multiple software issues which have the potential to lead to misdiagnosis due to image artifacts or incorrect image orientation labels, or the need for a CT rescan....
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Company: Boston Scientific Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 1/5/2024 Class II PRODUCT Boston Scientific Model 3120 ZOOM LATITUDE Programmer/Recorder/Monitor (PRM) installed with Model 2892 Programmer Application Software used for the following pacemaker products: ALTRUA 20, ALTRUA 40, ALTRUA 60, INSIGNIA I Entra, INSIGNIA I Plus, INSIGNIA I Ultra, NEXUS I Entra, and NEXUS I Plus....
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Company: Covidien Date of Enforcement Report: 1/3/2023 Class II PRODUCT Covidien Valleylab FT10, FT Series Energy Platform, REF: VLFT10GEN, DLVLFT10GEN, VLFT10GENZD Recall Number: Z-0631-2024 REASON: Due to software issue, New systems may exhibit an error which may prohibit use of new systems resulting in system being inoperable. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER: Covidien VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE:...
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Company: Abbott Laboratories Date of Enforcement Report: 12/22/2023 Class II PRODUCT Alinity ci-series System Control Module, REF: 03R70-01 Recall Number: There are potential performance issues found in the Alinity ci-series System software versions 3.4.0 and lower, including: 1) SCC Reagent load error during daily maintenance; 2) Sample Laboratory Report error; 3) Customer requests mechanism to...
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Company: Abbott Laboratories Date of Enforcement Report: 12/22/2023 Class II PRODUCT Alinity ci-series System Control Module, REF: 03R70-01 Recall Number: Z-0613-2024 REASON: There are potential performance issues found in the Alinity ci-series System software versions 3.4.0 and lower, including: 1) SCC Reagent load error during daily maintenance; 2) Sample Laboratory Report error; 3) Customer requests...
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Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 12/20/2023 Class II PRODUCT epoc NXS Host Blood Analysis System, Siemens Material Numbers 11413497 (EU), 11413475 (US), 11413506 (CA), 11413517 (MX), 11413518 (ROW), 11413498 (JP), 11413583 (CN, KR), 11413879 (IN) with software versions from 4.9.4 to the current version 4.11.11 Recall Number: Z-0601-2024 REASON: Siemens Healthcare...
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Company: Philips North America Llc Date of Enforcement Report: 12/18/2023 Class II PRODUCT The device is a whole-body CT x-ray system. The acquired x-ray transmission data is reconstructed by computer into cross-sectional images of the body taken at different angles and planes. The system also includes signal analysis and display equipment, patient and equipment supports,...
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Company: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 12/13/2023 Class II PRODUCT VITROS 3600 Immunodiagnostic System Product Code 6802783 and Refurbished Product Code 6802914 Running Software Version 3.8.0 Recall Number: Z-0543-2024 REASON: During planned monitoring of data post-release of Software Version 3.8.0 an increased occurrence of software issues relating to unresponsive subsystems, unresponsive user interface...
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Company: Medtronic Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 12/09/2023 Class II PRODUCT Medtronic SynchroMed, Model A10 Recall Number: Z-0522-2024 REASON: The previous software application version (1.1.300) is missing a decimal separator (a comma) for parameter range guidance values displayed on some of the programming screens: Catheter, Reservoir, Infusion, Bolus, myPTM, and Alarm. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER: Medtronic Inc....
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Company: Bebig Isotopentechnik Gmbh Date of Enforcement Report: 12/08/2023 Class II PRODUCT SagiPlan 2.2, CE0344, Rx Only , Brachyterapy Treatment Planning System Recall Number: Z-0517-2024 REASON: Due to software malfunction, numerical values may be rounded resulting in inaccurate measurements. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER: Bebig Isotopentechnik Gmbh VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE: 2 software licenses in US, 255...
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Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA was issued a warning letter from the FDA. Excerpts from a warning letter of interest to software professionals: “This inspection revealed that the above 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...
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IEC 62304 and other emerging standards for Medical Device and HealthIT Software

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Being Agile & Yet Compliant (Public or Private)

Our SoftwareCPR unique approach to incorporating agile and lean engineering to your medical device software process training course is now open for scheduling!

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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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