The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have released a solicitation for the “Automated Rapid Certification of Software (ARCOS)” project. The project goal is to automate system risk assessment based on software assurance. The project recognizes that current practices in this area rely upon human judgement which can be prone to error but also...Read More
Advanced Botanical Consulting & Testing Inc dba ABC Testing Product: Drugs Date: 6/11/19 CMS Number: 572991 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspected your contract testing laboratory, Advanced Botanical Consulting and Testing Inc. dba ABC Testing (FEI 3003693795) at 1169 Warner Ave, Tustin, California, from November 1 to 13, 2018. This warning letter summarizes...Read More
Glanced through the latest FDA warning letters today. From the FDA Medical Device & Radiological Health Operations West/Division 3 I see the inspector pointing out “This design validation also fails to include software validation [emphasis mine] to assure software will perform as intended and will not prevent safe operation by the user.” Of course this is...Read More
“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...Read More
Software-based medical devices tend to develop more quickly than typical hardware-based medical devices; so, in response, the FDA has turned to an agile regulatory model for software as a medical device (“SaMD”). The FDA describes the Software Precertification Program as a voluntary pathway, with tailored assessments of the safety and effectiveness of software technologies. Rather...Read More
Testing activities should neither end with the release of the product nor once test documentation is complete, but should continue with the reduction of any test debt. Test debt is essentially a form of technical debt. Like technical debt, test debt is incurred during a project when compromises are made in the creation of test...Read More
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