Medical Devices

Randomized controlled trials have long been the gold standard for collecting clinical data on investigational medical devices. However, with the increasing costs of conducting trials, difficulty in tracking long-term outcomes, and sometimes mismatch of clinical trial data with practical experience, medical device manufacturers are interested...

Does your medical device Risk Management process include Usability / Human Factors Engineering (HFE)? For many devices, the manufacturer must have a process to evaluate the Usability of a medical device as it relates to safety.  This can be accomplished by adding processes to, or integration...

For medical devices, ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is one of the most significant organizations. ISO issues international standards. Often, national or regional standards organizations adopt the international standards and change their designations. The current international standard for medical device risk management is ISO 14971:2007....

It is likely that you know someone who has received a ligament or tendon replacement, a cornea transplant, or a skin graft. If these tissues were derived from humans, are these products regulated by FDA? This blog will provide an overview of the regulatory framework...