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New Zealand WANDers towards increased device regulation

If you are WANDering about the title of this blog, yes, it’s a dreadful pun I know – but it’s that time of year. New Zealand’s Medsafe have issued a...
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MDSAP Stakeholder Update (FDA, TGA, Health Canada, PMDA, ANVISA)

On Dec 5th, 2018 the representatives from US FDA, Brazil’s Anvisa, Japan’s PMDA, Australia’s TGA, and Health Canada met in Washington, DC with stakeholders from the medical device industry to...
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TGA Releases Self-Assessment July-June 2018

As a final gift to members of the regulatory profession (or anyone who has an interest in bringing product to the Australian market), the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced the...
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Not so fast. What really happened with FDA’s clearance of the Apple Watch ECG

There’s lots of noise about the very rapid de novo clearances for Apple’s “Irregular Rhythm Notification Feature” (DEN 180042) and ECG App (DEN180044) for the Apple Watch. FDA cleared both...
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Software as Medical Devices (SaMD) Growing Regulatory Trends and Opportunities for Innovators

With SaMD attracting larger players and devices like the Apple Watch, FDA and regulators globally, are developing frameworks for regulating these more efficiently. On Sept 11th, 2018 Apple obtained FDA...
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FDA gives thumbs up to digital submissions

In a proposed rule announced 13 September, US FDA plans to do away with paper submissions. The agency isn’t quite going fully digital yet – you still have to mail...

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