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Company: Ra Medical Systems, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 4/8/2020 Class II PRODUCT Pharos Excimer Laser, Model: EX-308 – Product Usage: The Pharos EX-308 Excimer Laser System is designed to treat the skin disorders psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and leukoderma using phototherapy. The excimer laser system produces collimated 308 nm radiation, within the invisible region...
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Company: Haemonetics Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 4/8/2020 Class II PRODUCT TEG Manager software versions used in conjunction with TEG 5000 are 1.1.0, 3.0.0, 4.0.0, 4.1.0 and 4.1.1. Intended: For in vitro coagulation studies Recall Number: Z-1617-2020 REASON Software defect in TEG Manager impacts the displayed alert for out of range test results. Due to...
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued this immediately in effect guidance: Enforcement Policy for Infusion Pumps and Accessories During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID- 19) Public Health Emergency.  FDA believes the policy set forth in this guidance may help address these urgent public health concerns by helping to expand the availability and remote capabilities...
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Company: Intellijoint Surgical, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 4/1/2020 Class II PRODUCT Intellijoint Navigation System, Software Application, IJK1 (P/N 000-0547) – Product Usage: The Intellijoint Navigation System is a computer-controlled, optical localizer intended to provide intra-operative measurements to a surgeon to aid in selection and positioning of orthopedic implant system components, where a reference to...
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Company: Hill-Rom Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 4/1/2020 Class II PRODUCT NaviCare Patient Safety Software Versions 3.5.400-3.9.300. The NaviCare Patient Safety (Patient Safety) Software is compatible with the following beds: 1. VersaCare Revision A-J with upgrade kit Revision K with UCB 1.18 2. Centrella (all versions) 3. Progressa (firmware version 1.15.0.0) Recall Number: Z-1554-2020 REASON...
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Company: Insulet Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 4/1/2020 Class II PRODUCT Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM), Catalog numbers US: 18239 M/D: PDM-USA1-D001-MG-USA1 EU: PT-000010 – M/D: INT1-D001-MG PT-000011 M/D: INT1-D001-MM UDI 10385082000009 The Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) is a mobile, handheld Android device that is intended to communicate with the Omnipod DASH...
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Company: Abbott Gmbh & Co. KG Date of Enforcement Report: 4/1/2020 Class II PRODUCT LN 3R70-01; software version 2.6.2 and earlier. The software is used with the Alinity i (LN 03R65-01) processing module and the Alinity c (LN 03R67-01) processing module. Recall Number: Z-1580-2020 REASON Abbott has identified potential performance issues for the Alinity ci...
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Company: LivaNova USA Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 4/1/2020 Class II PRODUCT VNS Therapy Programmer, Model 3000 used with Models 103, 104, 105, 106, or 8103 VNS Therapy generators. Recall Number: Z-1563-2020 REASON False positive warning may occur after: 1) VNS Generator interrogated at 0mA normal output current, 2) Generator programmed to non-0mA output current,...
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Company: QUIDEL CARDIOVASCULAR INC Date of Enforcement Report: 4/6/2020 Class II PRODUCT Quidel Triage TOX Drug Screen Control 1 Kit Box containing 5 Control 1 vials with 5 x 0.25 mL vials per box. Quidel Cardiovascular Inc. 9975 Summers Ridge Road San Diego, CA 92121 USA Quidel.com Recall Number: Z-1552-2020 REASON Due to an error...
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On February 25-26, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public workshop to discuss the “Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence in Radiological Imaging.” The comment period for the public workshop is extended to June 30, 2020, in response to requests for an extension to allow stakeholders additional time to submit comments.
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Today (25 March 2020), the Commission announced that work on a proposal to postpone the date of application for the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) for one year is ongoing. The decision was reached with patient health and safety as a guiding principle.  
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Company: Boston Scientific Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 3/25/2020 Class II PRODUCT Boston Scientific, LATITUDE Programming System, Model 3300 – Product Usage:The Boston Scientific LATITUDE Programming System is intended for use in hospital and clinical environments to communicate with Boston Scientific implantable systems. The software in use controls all communication functions for the Pulse Generator...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 3/25/2020 Class II PRODUCT Artis Q Biplane, Model No. 10848282; Artis Q Ceiling, Model No.10848281; Artis Q Floor, Model No. 10848280; Artis Q zeego, Model No. 10848283 Product Usage: Artis is a family of dedicated angiography systems developed for single and biplane diagnostic imaging and...
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Company: CME America, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 3/25/2020 Class I PRODUCT CME America BodyGuard Infusion Pump System, All models of BG 323, BG 121, BG CV545, BG CV575, and CMExpress Recall Number: Z-1474-2020 REASON Infusion Pump Systems may have a delivery inaccuracy of up to 13%, which may result in 1) faster than expected...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 3/25/2020 Class II PRODUCT Ysio, model no. 10281013 Product Usage: The product is a stationary X-Ray system. Recall Number: Z-1501-2020 REASON The Ysio system may process incorrect internal values for the position of its ceiling tube stand. If in this situation the user activates longitudinal...
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Company: Medtronic Inc., Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure (CRHF) Date of Enforcement Report: 3/25/2020 Class II PRODUCT Medtronic CareLink 2090 Programmer. Used to interrogate and program Medtronic and Vitatron implantable devices, such as pacemaker/ICD/CRT. Recall Number: Z-1524-2020 REASON Medtronic Conexus Telemetry has been determined to contain two primary cyber vulnerabilities: improper access control and the...
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FDA Issues Immediately in Effect Guidance on Ventilators During COVID-19 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued this immediately in effect guidance: Enforcement Policy for Ventilators and Accessories and Other Respiratory Devices During the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency. The FDA believes the policy set forth in this guidance may help address...
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The US FDA released a new guidance document communicating a new policy intended to expand the use a hospital based vital signs equipment to include home use.  This policy changes is in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency.  You can download the guidance by clicking this link: Enforcement Policy for Non-Invasive...
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Company: Braemar Manufacturing, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 3/26/2020 Class II PRODUCT Braemar Manufacturing LLC DL900 Holter Monitor 1285 Corporate Center Dr. Suite 150 Eagan, MN 55121 USA Rx Only. Recall Number: Z-1459-2020 REASON An issue with the DL900 and DL950 Series Holter Recorder was recognized on January 1, 2020. This issue can prevent the...
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Company: Randox Laboratories, Limited Date of Enforcement Report: 3/11/2020 Class II PRODUCT RX Daytona Plus (with ISE/without ISE); Models Nos. RX4040 (w/ISE) and RX4041 (without ISE) – Product Usage: A fully automated, random access, clinical chemistry analyzer complete with dedicated analyzer software. For use in clinical laboratories. Recall Number: Z-1349-2020 REASON Software version UI2550642107 for...
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Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 3/11/2020 Class II PRODUCT Atellica IM Humidity Pack (Qty 5), SMN 11313505, UDI 00630414234526, Software Version V1.21.0 and lower – Product Usage: The system is intended for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of various body fluids, using photometric, turbidimetric, chemiluminescent, and integrated ion selective electrode technology...
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Company: Advanced Bionics, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 3/11/2020 Class III PRODUCT SoundWave Professional Suite Software 3.2, Ref CI-6055-014, SPN 058-023-32085, UDI: (01)07630016853227, Logical SoundWave Professional Suite 3.2, CE 0123 – Product Usage: Soundwave 3.2 is used by healthcare professionals to program Advanced Bionics sound processors for use with Advanced Bionics cochlear implants, a device...
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Company: Tosoh Bioscience Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 3/11/2020 Class II PRODUCT AIA-360 Automated Immunoassay Analyzer, Product Code 019945 Recall Number: Z-1420-2020 REASON A display screen software issue on the analyzer causes the display to freeze when display screen is touched at the same time as a command from the instrument firmware, causing the instrument...
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Company: CareFusion 303, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 3/11/2020 Class I PRODUCT CareFusion Alaris System, Alaris PC unit models 8000 and 8015 (UDI: 10885403801518) Recall Number: Z-1359-2020 REASON 1)Error 255-XX-XXX results in inability to edit settings 2)Delay options programming may result in no KVO rate/therapy interruption 3)Software errors results in no low battery alarm/infusion stopping...
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Company: Vyaire Medical Date of Enforcement Report: 2/26/2020 Class II PRODUCT Bellavista 1000 ventilator, Catalog number 301.100.030. bellavista is an electronically controlled pneumatic ventilation system with an integrated air compressing system. bellavista uses room air and high-pressure oxygen. Air enters through a fresh gas intake port and is compressed together with the oxygen by the...
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Company: Normand-Info S.A.S.U. Date of Enforcement Report: 3/11/2020 Class II PRODUCT Remisol Advance running on hardware with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. Recall Number: Z-1430-2020 REASON A patch was released for a critical remote code execution vulnerability in remote desktop services. This vulnerability can be exploited remotely...
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March 2, 2020 Excerpts from a warning letter of interest to software professionals: 1.b. Validation of device software is inadequate and is incomplete. Specifically, your firm did not conduct or document the results of software requirement specification and software design specification in your software verification and validation report for your Class II Swaive Thermometer. The...
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Company: Philips North America, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 3/3/2020 Class II PRODUCT Philips DigiTrak XT Holter Recorder Software version number B.1 and C.2. The DigiTrak XT Recorder is available in four different configurations. Service tag numbers for these configurations are as follows: – 453564067151 24-Hour Configuration – 453564067161 48-Hour Configuration – 453564067171 96-Hour Configuration...
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Company: St Jude Medical, Cardiac Rhythm Management Division Date of Enforcement Report:3/3/2020 Class II PRODUCT Ellipse, Tiered-therapy Cardioverter/Defibrillator, REF (UDI/GTIN): CD1377-36QC (05414734507646), CD2411-36C (05414734507585), CD1277-36 (05414734506045), CD1377-36C (05414734507622), CD2277-36Q (05414734505932), CD2377-36QC (05414734507523), with Merlin Patient Care System with software model 3330 Recall Number: Z-1351-2020 REASON Past updates to programmers and transmitters may lead some implantable...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 3/3/2020 Class II PRODUCT COHERENCE Oncologist, Model Nos. 07333680 & 07351898 Recall Number: Z-1346-2020 REASON A potential safety issue arises when an offset calculation is followed by a filter operation; correcting the image alignment after this sequence will result in incorrect offset values which could...
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December 26, 2019 Excerpts from warning letter of interest to software professionals: “The inspection also revealed that your … LED light therapy 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, their manufacture, packing, storage,...
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In the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) Classification Catalog, SaMD can be Class II and III; it cannot be Class I.  This means that not all SaMD will require clinical trials and may fit into clinical exemptions for SaMD in China.  According to Medical Device Clinical Trial Exemption Catalog issued on September 30, 2018, seven...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 2/26/2020 Class II PRODUCT Luminos dRF Max, model no. 10762471 – Product Usage: Luminos dRF Max is a device intended to visualize anatomical structures by converting an X-ray pattern into a visible image. The system has medical applications ranging from gastrointestinal examinations to cranial, skeletal,...
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Company: Philips Medical Systems Gmbh, DMC Date of Enforcement Report: 2/26/2020 Class II PRODUCT CombiDiagnost GCF, Software v. 1.0.5, Product Code 709030 – Product Usage: Xray system, diagnostic, fluoroscopic, general purpose. Recall Number: Z-1328-2020 REASON When using the Table Up/Down button, the system may experience Error 80, which locks the geometry in that specific state,...
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Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 2/26/2020 Class II PRODUCT ADVIA Chemistry CardioPhase High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP) Calibrator – product Usage: For in vitro diagnostic use in the calibration of ADVIA¿ Chemistry systems for the CardioPhase¿ hsCRP assay. Recall Number: Z-1260-2020 REASON Atellica and ADVIA hsCRP calibrator accuracy has drifted away...
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Company: Philips Respironics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 2/26/2020 Class I PRODUCT Trilogy EVO Ventilator, International, Model Number IN2110X15B Trilogy Evo is intended for pediatric through adult patients weighing at least 2.5 kg. The ventilator can measure, display, record, and alarm SpO2, FiO2, CO2, and Pulse Rate data when integrated with the appropriate accessories. Recall...
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This February 2020 Standards Navigator Report content is only available to Standards Navigator subscribers.  See our Subscribe page for information on subscriptions. SoftwareCPR Standards Navigator Report provides information and tools related to standards that play a significant role in health software and software intensive medical devices. In addition to information on existing standards, SoftwareCPR Standards...
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Kicking off the new year with regulatory and standards updates.  New public courses in 2020!
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FDA is raising awareness among health care providers and facility staff that cybersecurity vulnerabilities in certain GE Healthcare Clinical Information Central Stations and Telemetry Servers may introduce risks to patients while being monitored.  Per the FDA notice: “A security firm has identified several vulnerabilities in certain GE Healthcare Clinical Information Center workstations and Telemetry Servers,...
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Company: Degania Silicone, Ltd. Date of Enforcement Report: 1/22/2020 Class II PRODUCT Medline Thermistor Foley Catheter 14 FR 5-10 ml, non sterile Catalog Number: 102201101463MD {Medline code 55346) Monitor urinary output and bladder temperature in addition to facilitating urine drainage. Recall Number: Z-0809-2020 REASON Temperature deviation did not meet release specifications. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Degania Silicone,...
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Company: St Jude Medical, Cardiac Rhythm Management Division Date of Enforcement Report: 1/22/2020 Class II PRODUCT Merlin PCS Programmer software model 3330, used with Confirm Rx Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), Model DM3500, Sterile. The firm name on the label of the ICM is St. Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management Division, Sylmar, CA. – Product Usage:...
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Company: GE Healthcare, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 1/22/2020 Class I PRODUCT CARESCAPE Respiratory Module E-sCO Recall Number: Z-0754-2020 CARESCAPE Respiratory Module E-sCOVX Recall Number: Z-0755-2020 CARESCAPE Respiratory Module E-sCAiO Recall Number: Z-0756-2020 CARESCAPE Respiratory Module E-sCAiOV Recall Number: Z-0757-2020 CARESCAPE Respiratory Module E-sCAiOE Recall Number: Z-0758-2020 CARESCAPE Respiratory Module E-sCAiOVE Recall Number: Z-0759-2020 Airway...
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspected your drug manufacturing facility, Tismor Health and Wellness Pty Limited, FEI 3008932054, at 19a Garema Cct, Kingsgrove, from May 20 to 24, 2019. This warning letter summarizes significant violations of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations for finished pharmaceuticals. See 21 CFR, parts 210 and 211. Because your...
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How do I know if my device or my software is a medical device? Watch this helpful video and learn about the 513(g) process as well.  SoftwareCPR can help you plan your regulatory strategy and handle your regulatory submissions.  We would be delighted to help!
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62304 Public Training Course DATES:  February 4-6, 2020 (REGISTRATION extended through January 18, 2020) COST: 3 Full Days for $2,595.00 (Registration extended through 1/18/2020) Volume Discount:  $450 off for 4 or more students from same company Register Now:  https://events.eventzilla.net/e/2020-softwarecpr-62304-and-emerging-software-standards-training-course–sunnyvale-ca-2138757731 This 62304 Public Training Course provides a clear understanding of the 62304 standard for medical device software,...
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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has approved a proposal to develop a standard for safety considerations in automated vehicle (AV) decision-making.  Purportedly, the “forthcoming IEEE standard will provide a useful tool to answer the question of what it means for an AV to drive safely,” according to the lead convener.  With technology...
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Company: RAYSEARCH LABORATORIES AB Date of Enforcement Report: 1/1/2020 Class II PRODUCT RayStation stand-alone software treatment planning system, Model Numbers 4.0, 4.5, 4.7, 4.9, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.0, 8.0, 8.1, 9.0 – Product Usage: RayStation is a software system designed for treatment planning and analysis of radiation therapy. The treatment plans provide treatment...
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Company: GE Healthcare, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 1/1/2020 Class II PRODUCT ApexPro Telemetry System – Product Usage: The ApexPro Telemetry System is intended for use under the direct supervision of a licensed healthcare practitioner. The system is designed to acquire and monitor physiological data for ambulating patients within a defined coverage area. The system...
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Company: LivaNova USA Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 1/1/2020 Class I PRODUCT VNS Therapy, SenTiva, Model # 1000, (01)05425025750405, Rx Only for vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy Recall Number: Z-0561-2020 REASON Certain Model 1000 generators (SN = 100,000) have experienced unexpected device resets, which resulted in disablement of therapy. Fourteen (14) complaints have been reported....
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Company: Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 12/25/2019 Class II PRODUCT VisuMax Software Version 2.10.13 with activated Software-Module ReLEx (SMILE) option used in conjunction with the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser System for Refractive Correction. Catalog Number 0000000-1345-518 Product Usage: The VisuMax Femtosecond Laser is a precision ophthalmic surgical laser designed for the creation of...
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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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