Biologics

If your medical device has contact with human tissue, it is a safe bet that you will be required to conduct biocompatibility testing. Biocompatibility testing is used to determine the “potential for an unacceptable adverse biological response resulting from contact...

An institutional review board, or IRB, is a group of experts who are appointed to monitor and review biomedical research involving human subjects at a facility. An IRB plays an important role for medical device manufacturers as they will oversee...

Having a good CAPA management system is a key element in making sure your CAPA process is successful. QualiPro has the functionality to manage the entire CAPA process – even those CAPAs that originate in other systems. A request can be...

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...

Happy World Immunization Week! Lately, we’ve heard about outbreaks of diseases that we previously thought were preventable. What are some of the latest numbers and what can we do? This week’s blog is a snapshot of the impact of vaccines...

In December 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration formally recognized a public database that contains information about genes, genetic variants, and their relationship to disease. This blog discusses the motivation for creating such public databases and the implications for...

In contrast to 2014, news on the Ebola virus today is relatively minimal. However, Ebola outbreaks are still occurring, most recently in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This article reviews the response of the U.S. FDA to the Ebola virus...