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FDA is entering the test phase of its Digital Health Precertification (Pre-Cert) Pilot Program. General information on this program can be found at: https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DigitalHealth/DigitalHealthPreCertProgram/default.htm including FAQs at: https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DigitalHealth/DigitalHealthPreCertProgram/ucm577330.htm Milestones and next steps can be found at: https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DigitalHealth/DigitalHealthPreCertProgram/ucm584020.htm Generally, this program is for some of what FDA refers to as Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). ...
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Company: Philips Medical Systems Nederlands Date of Enforcement Report: 1/8/2019 Class II PRODUCT Ingenia Elition S, Ingenia Elition X Recall Number: Z-0694-2019 REASON During automatic tabletop movement, pressing and holding the Stop Table button may lead to an unexpected restart of the table movement. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Philips Medical Systems Nederlands, Best, Netherlands on 12/3/2018. Voluntary:...
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Company: Agfa-Gevaert, N.V. Date of Enforcement Report: 1/7/2019 Class II PRODUCT DX-D 600 DIRECT RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEM Product Usage: The DX-D 600 system is a ceiling mounted General Radiography X-Ray imaging system used in hospitals, clinics and medical practices by physicists, radiographers and radiologists to make, process and view static X-Ray radiographic images of the skeleton...
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Company: Medtronic Navigation, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 12/29/2018 Class II PRODUCT GE Magnetic Resonance System Various GE Magnetic Resonance System on-site software version Product Usage: Magnetic resonance imaging equipment for general diagnostic use Recall Number: Z-0693-2019 REASON Possible incorrect software version loaded. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER GE Healthcare, LLC, Waukesha, WI on 11/15/2018. Voluntary: Firm Initiated...
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It’s nice to have medical device FDA regulations and guidance accessible without navigating through old websites or lugging printed copies around. Thankfully, SoftwareCPR’s free iOs and Android apps allow you to quickly view medical device regulations and guidance on your smartphone offline! As medical device consultants, we know from experience how important it is to...
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(January 7, 2019)— John F. Murray, Jr, of Mount Airy, MD USA, has joined Crisis Prevention and Recovery LLC (DBA SoftwareCPR ®) as a partner. John retired from the US Food and Drug Administration in December 2018 after 32 years of federal service. For 25 years at FDA, John focused on FDA regulated software and...
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Company: Hologic, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 12/27/2018 Class II PRODUCT I-View Contrast Enhanced Digital Mammography, ASY-08109 Recall Number: Z-0685-2019 REASON Calibration issue not possible to visualize contrast uptake in the subtracted mammography images RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Hologic, Inc., Danbury, CT on 12/6/2018. Voluntary: Firm Initiated recall is ongoing. VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 337 units...
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Company: Elekta, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 12/27/2018 Class II PRODUCT MOSAIQ Oncology Information System Version 2.64. MOSAIQ is an oncology information system used to manage workflows for treatment planning and delivery Recall Number: Z-0686-2019 REASON If a Setup field (CT, kV, MV or MVCT) is created by COPYING a treatment field or another setup...
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Company: Radiometer America Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 12/22/2018 Class II PRODUCT ABL800 analyzer, model numbers 393-800 and 393-801. Recall Number: Z-0682-2019 REASON The analyzer software may cause a mis-match of patient demographics and test results when a certain sequence of events occur. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Radiometer America Inc, Brea, CA on 7/3/2018. Voluntary: Firm Initiated...
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Company: Medtronic Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 12/22/2018 Class II PRODUCT Medtronic MiniMed 630G 6025805-003_C, Rx Only Medtronic MiniMed 670G 6025805-005_B, Rx Only Medtronic MiniMed 640G (International) Recall Number: Z-0683-2019 REASON Reports of occurrences in which insulin pumps with version 4.10 software have failed to make expected audio sounds during alerts, alarms or sirens. This...
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Company: Medtronic Navigation, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 12/29/2018 Class I: PRODUCT StealthStation Cranial and Synergy Cranial Depth Gauge: StealthStation Cranial Optical Pocket Guide – Instructions for cranial procedures using optical localization StealthStation Cranial version 3.0, 3.1 CE 0344 Rx Only 2018-02 9735489 Revision 3 Medtronic Navigation, Inc. Biopsy Needle Kit (9733068) Note: This device is...
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Company: GE Healthcare, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 12/19/2018 Class II PRODUCT Centricity Universal Viewer Zero Footprint Client, Model Number 2090258-001, Software Versions 6.0 SP7, SP7.0.1, SP7.0.2, SP7.0.3, SP8, SP8.0.1, SP8.0.a and SP8.0.2, SP9 and SP9.0.1 display o orientation markers can become is incorrect. Recall Number: Z-0641-2019 REASON Issue #1 affects Software Versions 6.0 SP7,...
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Company: ICU Medical Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 12/17/2018 Class II PRODUCT SAPPHIRE Epidural Set Yellow-Striped Microbore, 0.2 Micron Filter, PAV, 123 Inch, List Number 16373-02 Sapphire Epidural Sets are indicated for the delivery of fluids from a container to a patient’s epidural space. Sets are intended for use with Sapphire Infusion Systems. Recall Number:...
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Company: bioMerieux, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 12/19/2018 Class II PRODUCT VITEK 2 Systems Software Version 9.01 Update Kit. Recall Number: Z-0639-2019 REASON The VITEK 2 Systems Software Version 9.01 software may display incorrect organism identification information as well as the associated Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) results when using the VITEK 2 FLEXPREP” feature. RECALLING...
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Company: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Date of Enforcement Report: 12/20/18 Class II PRODUCT VITROS 5,1 FS Chemistry System, Version 3.0 & below For use in the in vitro quantitative measurement of a variety of analytes of clinical interest in certain biological fluids (depending on the analyte) such as serum, plasma, urine and cerebrospinal fluid. Recall Number: Z-0651-2019...
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Company: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Date of Enforcement Report: 12/20/18 Class II PRODUCT VITROS 5600 Integrated System, Version 3.3.1 & below For use in the in vitro quantitative, semi-quantitative, and qualitative measurement of a variety of analytes of clinical interest, using VITROS Chemistry Product Slides, VITROS Chemistry Products MicroTip Reagents and VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products Reagents. Recall Number:...
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Company: Philips Electronics North America Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 12/14/2018 Class II PRODUCT Xper Flex Cardio Physiomonitoring System, Software versions 1.5.16.0322 and 1.6.1.0390, Model Numbers 453564241901, 453564241911, 453564483321, 453564483331, 453564621791, 453564621801, 453564669081 Recall Number: Z-0614-2019 REASON There are 3 issues: 1) Under certain conditions, real time waveforms may not be accurately plotted or displayed....
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Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 12/14/2018 Class II PRODUCT Dimension Vista 500, model no. 10284473 an in vitro diagnostic device intended to duplicate manual analytical procedures such as pipetting, mixing, heating, and measuring spectral intensities to determine a variety of analytes in human body fluids. Recall Number: Z-0616-2019 (Vista 500, Model...
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Company: Tosoh Bioscience Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 12/14/2018 Class II PRODUCT AIA-360 Analyzer is capable of performing two methods of immunoassay: an immunoenzymetric (IEMA) or sandwich immunoassay, a competitive binding (EIA) immunoassay. An antigen-antibody reaction begins by combining a patient sample, control, or calibrator with a diluent in an immunoreaction test cup from the...
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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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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is announcing the establishment of a docket to solicit public comment on a proposed framework for regulating software applications disseminated by or on behalf of drug sponsors for use with one or more of their prescription drug products. Recognizing the opportunities for increased use of digital...
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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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