Medical Devices

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 $40 billion dietary supplement industry is still growing making it a market you may want to take advantage of, but FDA’s oversight of these products is also increasing1. FDA currently regulates dietary supplements Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education...

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...

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...

CAPAs are often the most dreaded task to complete and the words “open a CAPA” can bring audible sighs and groans, but CAPAs are an important tool in improving the quality of products and processes. A good CAPA system can...

FDA has issued a proposed rule to up classify surgical staplers for internal use as class II medical devices, subject to special controls and pre-market notification. Currently, both internal and external surgical staplers are classified as class I, subject to...

Ensuring you have a robust Quality Management System (QMS) is the first step in maintaining compliance with both FDA and ISO regulations and requirements. A good software-based quality management system can make the process much easier. A paper-based or multi-software...

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...

It seems like everyone and their dog are using products containing CBD, but are they safe, effective, and in compliance with the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act? A hearing was held on May 31 to discuss just that. Many...