Author: Nikita Angane

Clinical evidence is required to assure the safety and efficacy of a medical device for intended use pre-market. After an appropriate risk-benefit analysis, the device may still be placed on the market with the residual risk. The questions about residual...

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the United States FDA have fully implemented the Mutual Recognition Agreement beginning July 11, 2019. This agreement allows the European member states and the FDA to rely on each other’s GMP inspections of pharmaceutical...

ISO 14971 is the ultimate gold standard for risk management for medical devices. It was developed to provide manufacturers a process to assist in identifying the hazards associated with their devices, the health risks they possess and how to effectively...

FDA regulates the labeling and advertising of all pharmaceutical products; however, it regulates the labeling of all medical devices and the advertising of only restricted devices. Currently, only two types of class I & class II devices fall under the restricted...

After the shutdown of a major contract sterilization facility in Illinois, and another one in line to close its doors soon, FDA is worried about a shortage of medical devices. Ethylene Oxide is a widely used sterilization technique for medical products...

China is considered to be one of the many booming medical device markets with its continually increasing innovation potential and high market demand. In 2016, China’s medical device industry achieved a total sales revenue of 244.8 billion yuan, an increase...

India’s medical device market is growing exponentially. The medical device industry in India is presently valued at $5.2 Billion and is growing at 15.8% CAGR. Currently, India is considered among the top 20 global medical device markets and is the...

FDA defines data integrity as the completeness, consistency, and accuracy of data. Data Integrity is not a new concept and it has been a matter of concern since the paper and ink era. With the new computerized systems and cloud...

On numerous occasions, we have seen companies’ websites and products boasting with an FDA approved stamp on it. While the FDA is responsible for protecting public health by regulating drugs, medical devices, tobacco, food, cosmetics, and radiation-emitting products; it does...