UL 5500 – Safety for Remote SW Updates Approved

UL 5500 – Safety for Remote Software Updates has been adopted as a U.S. National Standard. It covers the remote updating of software via the manufacturer’s recommended process. It is limited to software elements having an influence on safety and on compliance with the particular end product safety standard. It is not specific for medical devices, but applies to remote updating of medical device software having an influence on safety.

See the proposed rule at this link: http://bit.ly/2QjRBXw.

What’s New

FDA:  Exemptions, Variances, and Alternate Forms of Adverse Event Reporting for Medical Devices

Manufacturers, importers, and user facilities can request an exemption or variance from any or all of the medical device reporting requirements in 21 CFR Part 803.  Read more:  https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/medical-device-reporting-mdr-how-report-medical-device-problems/exemptions-variances-and-alternate-forms-adverse-event-reporting-medical-devices

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