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Company: COVIDIEN LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 12/18/2018 Class I PRODUCT Puritan Bennett 980 (PB980) ventilator series: Puritan Bennett” 980 Pediatric Adult Ventilator Puritan Bennett” 980 Neonatal Ventilator Puritan Bennett” 980 Universal Ventilator Product Usage: The Puritan Bennett 980 Series Ventilator is designed for use on patient population sizes from Neonatal (NICU) through Adult who...
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Here are some quick links to websites that list the harmonised standards for the different directives.
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Health Canada issued a draft guidance document titled, “Pre-market Requirements for Medical Device Cybersecurity.” Section 1.1 states: “Health Canada considers the inclusion of cybersecurity measures an important consideration in issuing medical device licenses. Therefore, this guidance document provides medical device manufacturers advice on the practices, responses and mitigation measures which can improve the cybersecurity of...
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FDA released a new draft guidance today entitled, “Clarification of Radiation Control Regulations For Manufacturers of Diagnostic X-Ray Equipment Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff“, dated December 17, 2018.  A few things to note related to software: On line 370, question 16, FDA addresses the question of the use of software...
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FDA issued a report entitled “REPORT ON NON-DEVICE SOFTWARE FUNCTIONS: IMPACT TO HEALTH AND BEST PRACTICES – DECEMBER 2018.” This report contains findings on five software functions excluded from the device definition by the 21st Century Cures Act. The FDA found these software functions have more benefits than risks to patient safety and health. The...
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FDA issued a draft guidance for prescription POC (Point-of-care) entitled “Blood Glucose Monitoring Test Systems for Prescription Point-of-Care Use.” This draft guidance document provides recommendations to industry about the types of information to include in their premarket submissions for blood glucose monitoring systems used for diabetes management in the health care prescription POC settings. This guidance...
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FDA issued a draft guidance entitled “Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose Test Systems for Over-the-Counter Use“‘. This draft guidance document provides recommendations to industry about the studies and criteria to include in their premarket submissions for self-monitoring blood glucose test systems used for diabetes management in the home setting. This guidance (similar to the Prescription POC guidance)...
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Company: GE Healthcare, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 11/29/2018 Class II: PRODUCT Patient Monitoring System used to monitor physiologic parameter data on adult, pediatric and neonatal patients. Recall Number: Z-0519-2019 (Dash 3000), Z-0520-2019 (Dash 4000), Z-0521-2019 (Dash 5000), Z-0522-2019 (Solar 8000i), Z-0523-2019 (Solar 8000M), Z-0524-2019 (Solar 9500) REASON The patient monitors may simultaneously restart as designed if all are connected...
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Company: PerkinElmer Health Sciences Canada, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 11/28/2018 Class II: PRODUCT PerkinElmer QSight 210 MD Mass Spectrometer Simplicity 3Q MD v1.0 with Hot Fix 2 Software intended to identify compounds in human samples by ionizing the compound and separating the resulting ions. Part Number: BC004872 Recall Number: Z-0513-2019 REASON Under certain conditions...
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Company: Synaptive Medical Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 11/26/2018 Class II: PRODUCT BrightMatter Guide, Product Number SYN-0026, Versions: 1.5.0, 1.5.1 and 1.5.2 Product Usage: BrightMatter Guide can navigate a third-party port (NICO BrainPath device) by attaching Synaptive s custom Tracking Array to the port directly. As the BrainPath is navigable in two configurations (sheath only /...
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Company: Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Date of Enforcement Report 11/20/2018 Class l: PRODUCT The FC500 Series Flow Cytometers and EPICS XL Series Flow Cytometers are used to simultaneously analyze multiple characteristics of thousands of individual cells in a relatively short period of time. These devices can be used to diagnose and monitor conditions, like blood cancers,...
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Company: Tosoh Bioscience Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 11/19/2018 Class II: PRODUCT Tosoh AIA-900 immunoassay Analyzer Recall Number: Z-0485-2019 REASON A software issue may cause the liquid volume detection entries for 2nd and 3rd reagent bottles to be overwritten with the data from the 1st reagent bottle. Tosoh has released software version 2.51 (or later)...
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Company: Voluntis Date of Enforcement Report: 11/16/2018 Class II: PRODUCT Insulia Diabetes Management Companion Recall Number: Z-0478-2019 REASON The firm identified an issue with the basal calculator identified on the Android version of the Insulia application. The bug could lead from low-impact to high-impact hypoglycemia depending on the circumstances. A new update of Insulia is...
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (the Committee). The general function of the Committee is to provide advice to the Commissioner, or designee, on complex issues relating to medical devices, the regulation of devices, and their use by patients. The meeting...
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Company: Invivo Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 11/14/2018 Class II: PRODUCT Xper Flex Cardio Physiomonitoring System, Software version 1.6.0.0388 Recall Number: Z-0462-2019 REASON The Invasive Blood Pressure (IBP) numeric values will freeze on the display when any of the following functions are performed: change an IBP Site Label using the Site Label icon or the...
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Company: GE Healthcare, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 11/9/2018 Class II: PRODUCT Aisys CS2 Anesthesia System. Sold under the following product names: AISYS, AISYS 10.X TO 11.X UPGRADE KIT DUTCH, AISYS 10.X TO 11.X UPGRADE KIT ENGLISH, AISYS 10.X TO 11.X UPGRADE KIT ENGLISH FOR USA, AISYS 10.X TO 11.X UPGRADE KIT FRENCH, AISYS 10.X...
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Company: Medtronic Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 11/8/2018 Class II: PRODUCT Medtronic CareLink 2090 Programmer and Encore 29901 Programmer Recall Number: Z-0406-2019 (2090), Z-0407-2019 (29901) REASON Vulnerabilities have been identified in the SDN download process that may allow an individual with malicious intent to update the programmers with non-Medtronic software during an SDN download. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Medtronic Inc.,...
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Bristol, UK. Now in its fifth year, the mission of the High Integrity Software conference is to share challenges, best practice and experience between software engineering practitioners. The conference features talks from industrial and academic specialists which disseminate experience and knowledge of important techniques and methods that are applicable across industry sectors. For more information...
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Company: GE Healthcare, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 11/2/2018 Class II: PRODUCT Centricity PACS-IW with Universal Viewer version 5.0.x with PACS-IW foundation displays medical images (including mammograms) and data from various imaging sources. Centricity Universal Viewer with PACS-IW foundation 6.0.x displays medical images (including mammograms) and data from various imaging sources. Recall Number: Z-0374-2019 (5.0.x), Z-0375-2019 (6.0.x) REASON...
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Company: GE Healthcare, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 10/24/2018 Class II: PRODUCT Centricity Universal Viewer with Cross Enterprise Display This impacts product versions 6.0 SP1 and higher. Recall Number: Z-0195-2019 REASON Remote comparison studies displayed may be associated with the wrong patient, without a caution icon present. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER GE Healthcare, LLC, Waukesha, WI on...
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Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report 10/24/2018 Class II: PRODUCT Atellica Sample Handler Prime (SMN 11069001). The Atellica” Solution is a multi-component system for in vitro diagnostic testing of clinical specimens. Recall Number: Z-0189-2019 REASON Atellica Solution system software (SW) version 1.13 and lower, five (5) behavioral issues were identified: 1. Reagent Lock...
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Company: Mindray DS USA, Inc. dba Mindray North America Date of Enforcement Report 10/24/2018 Class II: PRODUCT Mindray BeneVision Distributed Monitoring System (DMS), Part No. 115-034413-00 Recall Number: Z-0170-2019 REASON The firm has identified performance anomalies with the device caused when more than 64 TD60 telemetry transmitters have been connected to a central station. The...
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FDA issued a draft guidance “Content of Premarket Submissions forManagement of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices” dated 10/17/18. This document contains a some terms(e.g. Cybersecurity Bill of Materal) and concepts (e.g.,Tier 1 and Tier 2 risks) that it is important for Manufacturers to understand and address in premarket submissions. It also includes labeling recommenations for cybersecurity...
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Company: AS Software, Inc Date of Enforcement Report 10/24/2018 Class II: PRODUCT AS-OBGYN Information System version 7.824.x Recall Number: Z-0118-2019 REASON Any change made to current ultrasound machine software or hardware upgrades, adding or modifying custom fields, or adding a new Ultrasound Machine, must be tested prior to the use in production environment to ensure that...
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FDA announces a new pilot program to simplify certain 510(k)s. For more information on eligibility click the link and scroll to near the bottom of the page.  
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Company: GE Medical Systems, LLC Date of Enforcement Report 8/24/2018 Class II: PRODUCT GE Healthcare MRI Systems, Software Version 11.x Recall Number: Z-0110-2019 REASON The latest on-site software version may not have been reinstalled at some sites after service activities were performed resulting in images possibly flipped left/right and/or there can be patient data mismatch. RECALLING...
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This final guidance, “Appropriate Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards in Premarket Submissions for Medical Devices,” replaces the 2013 draft guidance. This guidance focuses on clarifying and formalizing existing FDA practice including the requirement to submit FDA’s standards form for each standard used as well as discusses the use of obsolete standards. Originally standards were a...
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Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. published the First Edition of the Standard for Safety for Remote Software Updates, UL 5500 on September 6, 2018. This standard covers remote software updates, accounting for the manufacturer’s recommended process to ensure safety. It is limited to software elements having an influence on safety and compliance with the particular end product...
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Baxter Healthcare Corporation Date of Enforcement Report 10/24/2018 Class II: PRODUCT SPECTRUM IQ INFUSION SYSTEM WITH DOSE IQ SAFETY SOFTWARE, 3570009 Recall Number: Z-0107-2019 REASON If an operator attempts to manually program a Basic Infusion for a drug that is not included in the Drug Library using the Basic-Dose Mode, the operator will receive a...
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This SoftwareCPR.com newsletter in pdf form lists items added to the web site from early-June 2018 through mid-October 2018. It serves as an easy reference to find new or updated items that may be of interest to you. Please search the library to see all items posted as the newsletter only lists new or updated...
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Company: Agfa Healthcare NV Date of Enforcement Report 10/17/2018 Class II: PRODUCT Enterprise Imaging Desktops Enterprise Imaging Desktops (Radiology Suite/Cardiology Suite) when deployed as PACS Recall Number: Z-0101-2019 REASON Adding an additional comparison study to the Clinical Side Bar in the Enterprise Imaging Diagnostics Desktop, can result in a change of the sort order of the...
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FDA released a final guidance "Benefit-Risk Factors to Consider When Determining Substantial Equivalence in Premarket Notifications 510(k) with Different Technological Characteristics" dated Sept. 25, 2018.  This guidance applies only to devices with similar intended use and if the different technological characteristics do not raise different questions of Safety and Effectiveness.  Read the full guidance at...
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The Australian medical device regulatory division TGA has release a new online tool to assist manufacturers with classifying their products.  The SME Assist tool “is a dedicated service that TGA offers to help small to medium enterprises (SMEs), researchers, start-ups and those unfamiliar with regulation to understand their regulatory and legislative obligations.”
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Company: GE Healthcare Finland Oy Date of Enforcement Report 10/17/2018 Class II: PRODUCT GE Healthcare CARESCAPE Monitor B450 Recall Number: Z-0095-2019 REASON When multiple CARESCAPEMonitor B450 or B850 units are connected to the same network and a network overload occurs for a prolonged time, the monitors may simultaneously restart as designed. The monitor restart will not...
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Company: Synaptive Medical, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 10/9/2018 Class l: PRODUCT: Synaptive Medical’s BrightMatter Guide with SurfaceTrace Registration provides detailed three-dimensional (3D) images of a patient’s brain to help surgeons safely navigate surgical tools used during brain surgery. Recall Number: Z-0470-2019 REASON: Synaptive Medical has initiated this recall due to a software defect found in the BrightMatter...
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FDA has posted their FY 2019 Proposed Guidance Development list with priorities. A link is provided below but here is the “A” list items: Final Guidance Topics Consideration of Uncertainty in Making Benefit-Risk Determinations in Medical Device Premarket Approvals, De Novo Classifications, and Humanitarian Device Exemptions Unique Device Identification: Policy Regarding Compliance Dates for Class...
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“Could this be a problem with the label printing software?” – Brian Pate Company: Smiths Medical ASD Inc. Date of Enforcement Report 10/10/2018 Class III: PRODUCT First Breath Adult Nasal Cannula, REF 001283, Non-flared Tips, 213 cm (7 ft.) Tubing, Over-the-Ear Style Recall Number: Z-0071-2019 REASON “Manufactured” and “Use By” labels are transposed incorrectly suggesting the...
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Medical devices within the EU are currently regulated by three Directives: Council Directive 90/385/EEC on Active Implantable Medical Devices (AIMDD) (1990) Council Directive 93/42/EEC on Medical Devices (MDD) (1993) Council Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IVDMD) (1998)
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Company: Vision RT Ltd Date of Enforcement Report 10/10/2018 Class II: PRODUCT Integrated Gate Controller PCB (component of AlignRT Plus) Truebeam variant only Recall Number: Z-0065-2019 REASON RTInterface error in the event of an I/O error between the IGC PCB and the Framegrabber PCB RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Vision RT Ltd London, United Kingdom on 8/24/2018 Voluntary: Firm Initiated...
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Company: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision Inc Date of Enforcement Report 10/10/2018 Class II: PRODUCT OptiMedica Catalys Precision Laser System, CE 0044 containing software cOS 5.00.33 Recall Number: Z-0066-2019 REASON Software upgrade exhibits failures when executing Daily Alignment Verification (DAV), specifically, cuts on the plastic hemisphere during DAV do not match the intended cuts shown on...
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Company: Oridion Medical 1987 Ltd.Date of Enforcement Report 10/10/2018 Class lI: PRODUCT Visualase Thermal Therapy System, Software: Visualase Software versions 3.1.1 – 3.2, Product #: CS08651, CS08651-01, CS08651-01, CS08651-03, CS08657, CS08657-02 CS08657-01, CS08657-03, CS08653, CS08659, CS08750, CS08751, CS78651, CS78653CS78657, CS78659, CS08652, CS08652-01, CS08652-02, CS08652-03 CS08658, CS08658-01, CS08658-02, CS08658-03, CS08654, CS08654RA, CS08654RN, CS08660, CS08796, CS08798, CS08799,...
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Company: Vision RT LtdDate of Enforcement Report 10/10/2018 Class lI: PRODUCT Integrated Gate Controller PCB (component of AlignRT Plus) Truebeam variant only. The AlignRT is a video-based three-dimensional (3D) surface imaging system which is used to image the skin surface of a patient in 3D before and during radiotherapy treatment. Part number: V000172 Recall Number:...
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Company: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision Inc.Date of Enforcement Report 10/10/2018 Class lI: PRODUCT OptiMedica Catalys Precision Laser System, CE 0044 containing software cOS 5.00.33 Product Label for Serial Numbers: 44109015; 44106215; 44107315; and 44065613 label states “Manufactured for: OptiMedica Corporation 1310 Moffett Park Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA Product Label for Serial Numbers: 46120916;...
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Datascope Corporation Product: drug manufacturing facility Date:9/11/18 Purchasing controls; complaint investigations 1. Failure to establish and maintain the requirements, including quality requirements, that must be met by suppliers, contractors, and consultants, as required by 21 CFR 820.50(a). Specifically, your firm performed a supplier assessment from (b)(4) for Circulatory Technology and approved (“(b)(4)”) the use of...
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Email: Industry.Biologics@fda.hhs.gov Phone: 240-402-8020 or 1-800-835-4709 After hours (after 4:30 pm EST weekdays, all day on weekends, and federal holidays) FDA Emergency Call Center, Phone: 866-300-4374 or 301-796-8240 What The MATTB Does CBER’s Manufacturers Assistance and Technical Training Branch (MATTB) responds to public inquiries for information (by phone and email) from the biologics industry. MATTB strives to provide...
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Quality in 510(k) “Quik” Review Program Pilot The Quality in 510(k) (“Quik”) Review Program provides an alternate method to submit a premarket notification (510(k)) to the FDA using the eSubmitter software to format the submission. The FDA has identified a list of product codes that are eligible for this pilot. These device types are moderate risk and are considered...
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For more information on eligibility click the link. You can also download the current working model.
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Company: Varian Medical SystemsDate of Enforcement Report 10/10/2018 Class lI: PRODUCT VitalBeam Radiotherapy Delivery System Version 2.5 Product Usage: The VitalBeam delivery systems are intended to provide precision radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery for lesions, tumors, and conditions anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated. Recall Number: Z-0005-2019 REASON Reports have been received of...
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