Expert Consultation

Crisis Prevention and Recovery LLC does business as SoftwareCPR®.   SoftwareCPR® consists of several partners who are experts in FDA regulation (and ISO standards) in general, and medical device software in particular.  Most of our partners and affiliates are former practitioners – they were in the trenches at one time developing and/or qualifying medical devices and the software associated with those products. Our experience ranges from deeply embedded software to SaMD running on standard platforms, from complex control algorithms to user interface graphical software, and from the test lab to the executive board room.  We have many years of experience – most of our partners have been in this industry for over 30 years!  Well seasoned we like to say.

We can get to the core issues quickly and save you time and money.  We do not use a one-size-fits-all approach – we seek first to understand our clients’ culture, what makes their products unique, and how quality assurance already exists in their DNA.  Our support can range from strategic advice on regulatory classification to full hands-on remediation of any quality system documentation or records.  We even can provide many types of design verification and usability evaluations.

SoftwareCPR®  is best known for software, regulatory, risk management, validation, and 21 CFR Part 11 consultation for medical device, pharmaceutical, and blood establishment computer system manufacturers.  We also provide full FDA enforcement action crisis recovery, premarket submission, and quality system training and consulting services with a focus on client culture, business goals, and efficiency as well as device safety and effectiveness.

SoftwareCPR® has provided internal Software Validation and Risk Management Training to FDA and Health Canada and SoftwareCPR® partners frequently teach with FDA co-instructors.

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Partners and Staff

Alan Kusinitz

Software & Quality Systems regulatory crisis management and FDA negotiations including recovery from import detentions, injunctions, consent decree negotiation, requests for consultant certifications, warning letter responses, and more.

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John F. Murray, Jr.

John is a 25 year FDA veteran. John served as a regulatory and compliance expert for FDA regulated computers and software.  Practice (focus) areas include FDA software related guidances, software device classification determination, pre-market software review, post market software inspectional 483’s, additional information software requests, Digital Health Pre-certification, AAMI Software related TIRs and related medical device software standards.

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Sherman Eagles

Medical device software standards expert, IEC 62304 and IEC 60601-1 PEMS chairman, IEC 80002-1 medical device software risk management, IEC 80001-1, safety cases.

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Brian Pate
General Manager and Partner

Agile medical device software processes for FDA, TIR45 consultant, Software hazards analysis, risk management, TIR32 consultant, medical device verification and validation testing, coaching & mentoring.

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Lucille Ferus

Assessments/ implementation of least burdensome FDA/ISO13485 compliant QMS, design controls, SDLC. IEC62304 process; software risk management; TIR 32 committee member. Drafting software submission information.

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Ron Baerg

23 years experience in medical device software development and management focused on large, complex systems with multiple computing systems containing all safety classes of software.

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Raffaele Caliri

IEC62304 conformance assessment, software project management, software requirement analysis, software design, software V&V, software risk analysis, risk management, FDA software submissions.

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Shawn Yang

Risk based code review and real-time embedded software analysis of medical device. IEC62304 software requirement, design, V&V testing processes for FDA, ISO14971 risk management.

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Jordan Pate
Validation Specialist

Test documentation and organization, manual and automated test development specializing on hardware and embedded software.

Amy Sellers
Regulatory Associate

2L Univ of Florida law student recognized as best oralist in Appellate Advocacy, with experience as an educator and in medical device quality systems and design controls.

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*Note: Partner is a title describing a branding and marketing partnership and does not indicate ownership or corporate structure.


Affiliated Experts

Annette Hillring
Regulatory Affairs Expert
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Greg Sandoe
Embedded Software Process and Methods

Forward-thinking Engineering professional with 20+ years’ achievement directing and participating in complex product development lifecycles. Diligent technology strategist with successful track record producing high-impact instrument designs. Effective strategist with successful track record producing devices that incorporate the latest and advanced technologies. Experience driving compliance to standards. Uniquely adept at establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships with consultants, vendors, management, and other stakeholders to grow and maintain quality designs.

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Paul Felten
Test Engineer

Software requirements review, creation and remediation. Test documentation, manual and automated test development, and test execution. Software validation as it relates to 21CFR820, 21CFR820.70(i), 21CFR820 Part 11, and IEC 62304.

Stan Hamilton
Systems and Software Risk Analysis Expert
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David Manalan
Regulatory Affairs and Quality Systems Expert
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Jody Baudoin
Software Unit Verification Expert
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Truc Le
Quality Systems and Management Expert
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To foster greater margins of safety, effectiveness, compliance, and profit through better software risk management, acquisition, development, validation, and maintenance.