COVID-19

The EU Compliance and Enforcement Group (COEN) recently released a new guidance document that provides information to the industry on how to design their instructions for use for re-usable and re-sterilizable devices. This new guidance document explains the EC’s view...

I think I can speak for most people when I say that viable treatments and vaccines are desperately needed at this point to overcome the COVID-19 global pandemic. Not only that COVID-19 has taken so many lives across the globe,...

The FDA has recently released a new emergency use authorization (EUA) template aimed at developers of at-home sample collection kits for COVID-19 tests. EUA’s are the FDA’s provision which allows the use of unapproved medical products when there are no...

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU commission adopted the Regulation (EU) 2020/561 that deferred the application of the EU Medical Device Regulations, which were set to go into effect in May 2020 by a year. This also means...

As medical device firms adjust to the new normal in light of COVID-19 hurdles, the FDA continues to issue guidances and relax regulatory requirements to accommodate. Disruptions to global supplies and the challenge of social distance restrictions may be the...

In an effort to accelerate the production of tests for COVID-19, FDA released a new guidance document that will allow for clinical laboratories and commercial manufacturers to accelerate the development of COVID-19 tests. In this guidance document, FDA outlines its...

Back in March amid the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA announced that in addition to postponing all international inspections, it would also be temporarily halting all domestic routine surveillance inspections. This unusual move by the agency was made...

The effects of COVID-19 have been widespread across different parts of the medical device world, but the Digital Health sector has seen the most growth because of the pandemic. The scope of digital health includes mobile health, health information technology,...