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DATES:  February 4-6, 2020 COST: 3 Full Days for $2,595.00 (Registration closes 1/14/2020) Early Bird Discount:  $400 for registrations received before 10/15/2019 @ 11 pm EDT Register Now:  https://events.eventzilla.net/e/2020-softwarecpr-62304-and-emerging-software-standards-training-course–sunnyvale-ca-2138757731 This three-day course provides a clear understanding of the 62304 standard for medical device software, FDA expectations for software, and much more. The course compares and contrasts...
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Company: Elekta Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 10/2/2019 Class II PRODUCT Monaco RTP System, 5.40 Unity, radiation treatment planning system Product Usage: The Monaco system is used to make treatment plans for patients with prescriptions for external beam radiation therapy. The system calculates dose for photon, electron, and carbon treatment plans and displays, on-screen and...
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Company: GE Healthcare, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 10/2/2019 Class II PRODUCT Proteus XR/a (SlOK : K993090) Recall Number: Z-2449-2019 REASON Intermittently not receiving an audible exposure indication upon completion of an exposure on the Proteus stationary radiographic system. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER GE Healthcare, LLC on 8/9/2019. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall is ongoing. VOLUME OF PRODUCT...
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Company: Vital Scientific N.V. Date of Enforcement Report: 10/2/2019 Class II PRODUCT V-Twin, Model # 6002-800, UDI: 03661540600180 Product Usage: An in-vitro diagnostic device, which is an automated chemistry analyzer, micro type, intended for clinical use in conjunction with certain materials to measure a variety of analytes, including applications in clinical chemistry, monitoring drugs of...
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Company: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 10/2/2019 Class II PRODUCT Accu-Chek Connect Diabetes Management App Recall Number: Z-2753-2019 REASON Users with Android OS 8.0 and above may be unable to transfer values obtained on their meter to the App. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Roche Diabetes Care, Inc. on 5/3/2019. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall is...
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Company: Smiths Medical ASD Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 10/2/2019 Class II PRODUCT Medfusion Model 4000 Syringe Infusion Pump, with PharmGuard Server Software (PGS). Sold under the following names: MEDFUSION 4000 Pump V1.0; MEDFUSION 4000 Pump V1.1, v1.1.1, v1.1.2; MEDFUSION 4000 Pump V1.1, V1.1.1, V1.1.2; MEDFUSION 4000 Pump V1.5, V1.5.1; MEDFUSION 4000 Pump V1.5, V1.5.1;...
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URGENT/11 Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in a Widely-Used Third-Party Software Component May Introduce Risks During Use of Certain Medical Devices The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing patients, health care providers and facility staff, and manufacturers about cybersecurity vulnerabilities that may introduce risks for certain medical devices and hospital networks. The FDA is not aware...
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August and September 2019 continued a busy trend of regulatory and compliance activity – there were 42 software related recalls!  We also announced our 2020 Public Training Course dates!  Onward to higher software quality – keep pressing forward!
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Brian Pate has created this job aid to assist with explaining the separation of design input from the design process.  The diagram illustrates the "flow down" process of high level, intended use functionality traces downward to more detailed requirements and specifications.  Where do we draw the line with design input?  What should be the focus...
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a suite of “Digital Health” guidances. The guidances issued today are a continuation of the Agencies efforts announced as part of the Digital Health Innovation Action Plan and address key provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. The first guidance announced is Clinical Decision Support Software, a revised...
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The 2015 Amendment 1 update to IEC 62304 added a new clause that requires identification of “categories of defects associated with the selected programming technology” and providing analysis and other evidence demonstrating “that these defects do not contribute to unacceptable risk.”  Read a recent article on challenges with using C language.
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For anyone involved in software development, the importance of software requirements cannot be minimized. Software requirements provide the definition and explanation of “what the software should do” and “how the software should behave.” The software engineers and developers use the requirements as input to the software design and coding process. The test developers also use...
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Company: CareFusion 303, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 9/11/2019 Class II PRODUCT Alaris EtCO2, Model 8300, UDI: 10885403830013, CareFusion for models 11634567 and 8300ADXeN933 Recall Number: Z-2443-2019 REASON Calibration; it has been determined that the capnographs may have been calibrated during manufacturing using a lower than specified concentration of CO2 RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER CareFusion 303, Inc....
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Company: SonarMed Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 9/11/2019 Class II PRODUCT SonarMed AirWave Monitor, Model Number M0001 Recall Number: Z-2450-2019 REASON Potential for the presence of two error codes which would make the monitor inoperable. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER SonarMed Inc. on 4/17/2017. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall is ongoing. VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 16 units DISTRIBUTION...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 9/11/2019 Class II PRODUCT syngo.CT software version VA48A_SP5.5 in the following SOMATOM computed tomography models: SOMATOM Definition Edge-Model #10590000; SOMATOM Definition AS Model #8098027; SOMATOM Definition Flash Model #10430603 Recall Number: Z-2440-2019 REASON SOMATOM Definition Edge, SOMATOM Definition AS, SOMATOM Definition Flash with software syngo.CT...
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Company: Becton Dickinson & Co. Date of Enforcement Report: 9/11/2019 Class II PRODUCT BD Kiestra InoqulA Software Version 20.3.IVD automated specimen processing Catalog Number: 447202 Recall Number: Z-2438-2019 Recall Number: Z-2439-2019 REASON An anomaly is present in InoqulA / InoqulA+ software version 20.3, has the potential to cause a mismatch between a specimen and plate....
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Company: Elekta, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 9/4/2019 Class II PRODUCT Monaco Radiation Treatment Planning System (RTP) System Recall Number: Z-2409-2019 REASON Monaco is displaying the Anatomy and Beam shift direction incorrectly on the Monaco Scan and Setup Reference Report and is DICOM exporting incorrect (Anatomy/Beam) shift directions. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Elekta, Inc. on 8/23/2019. Voluntary: ...
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Company: Phadia Ab Date of Enforcement Report: 9/4/2019 Class II PRODUCT Phadia” 1000 Model # 12-3800-01 Product Usage: The instrument is fully integrated and automated instrument including software for immunodiagnostic testing. The instrument is designed to handle all steps from sample and reagent handling to processing of results. Recall Number: Z-2397-2019 REASON Code 7-102 Liquid...
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Company: Spectrum Medical Ltd. Date of Enforcement Report: 9/4/2019 Class I PRODUCT Quantum Pump Console Recall Number: Z-2238-2019 REASON Potential for Quantum Pump Console, part of the Quantum Perfusion Systems, to unexpectedly shut down while in use. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Spectrum Medical Ltd. on 5/29/2019. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall is ongoing. VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE...
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Company: Abbott Gmbh & Co. KG Date of Enforcement Report: 9/4/2019 Class II PRODUCT Alinity ci -series System Control Module, Part Number 03R70 01 Product Usage: The Alinity ci series System Control Module has a scalable design to provide full integration of clinical chemistry and immunoassay analysis. The Alinity ci series System Control Module includes...
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Company: Agilent Technologies, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 9/4/2019 Class II PRODUCT MassHunter Quantitative Analysis Software, Version B.07.01, used with Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers, models K6460 and K6420 Product Usage: A mass spectrometer for clinical use is a device intended to identify inorganic or organic compounds (e.g., lead, mercury, and drugs) in human specimens by...
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Company: Qiagen Sciences LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 8/28/2019 Class II PRODUCT QIAsymphony SP SOW 5.0.3, software used with the QIAsymphony SP Instrument (The QIAsymphony SP instrument is designed to perform automated purification of nucleic acids-IVD) Model Number: 9001297 Product Usage: The QIAsymphony SP instrument is designed to perform automated purification of nucleic acids. It...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 8/28/2019 Class II PRODUCT ACUSON NX2 Diagnostic Ultrasound System, Model # 11284381, RX Only, Siemens Medical Solutions, containing software version VA10A, VA10B, VA11A, VA11B; UDI # 04056869030005 The ACUSON NX2 diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems are intended for the following applications: Cardiac, Fetal, Abdominal (including liver),...
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Company: Radiometer America Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 8/28/2019 Class II PRODUCT ABL90 FLEX Analyzer REF 393090 UDI:05700693930909 Recall Number: Z-2320-2019 REASON Software Security; The action is being initiated because of software security vulnerabilities with the firm’s analyzer operating system, which may cause the device to shutdown or reboot resulting in delayed medical treatment. RECALLING...
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