Medical and Regulatory Affairs

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Reimbursement Rules & Considerations for Medical Device Development in Asia

For medical device developers seeking to enter the diverse, complex Asia-Pacific (APAC) market, having a well-planned reimbursement strategy is critical for commercial success. Thoughtful consideration of coverage, coding, and payment should be factored into the product development cycle at its earliest stages, and understanding the reimbursement landscape in all the countries in which you intend...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Considerations for Operationalizing Pediatric Oncology Studies

Remarkable progress has been made in our understanding of the genomics of pediatric cancers, and these advancements have led to the recognition that products being studied for use in adult cancer indications may have health benefits for pediatric patients. By closing the orphan drug exemption loophole and enabling earlier discussions with the FDA, the Research...

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IEEE Spectrum: Cyber attacks on Medical Devices Are on the Rise—and Manufacturers Must Respond

Cyberattacks are increasingly common in the health care industry. As the number of networked medical devices increases, so does the urgency for makers of these devices to understand and mitigate threats to device security. In an increasingly interconnected and digital world, more and more medical devices contain embedded computer systems, which can be vulnerable to...

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4 APAC Countries With Shifting Medical Device Regulations: What You Need to Know

The upcoming compliance deadlines for the European Union Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR) have dominated conversations about the increasingly complex regulatory landscape device manufacturers are facing. But it’s important for device manufacturers to remember that regulations are shifting elsewhere in the world as well, including in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. In this post, we explore...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Understanding Recent Regulatory Changes for Pediatric Oncology Trials

Of the 1.7 million new cases of cancer in the U.S. in 2018, 10,590 involved children aged 14 or younger.[1] While children typically have a better cure rate for cancer, biopharma companies have traditionally shied away from pediatric oncology trials, resulting in fewer treatment options. However, the regulatory landscape is evolving, and the demand for...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Considerations In Conducting Pediatric Clinical Trials

There are many challenges inherent in pediatric clinical studies, where the traditional paradigms for evaluating pharmaceutical agents in adults often do not apply. These occur on ethical, physiological, pharmacometrics and economic grounds, among many others. It’s important to recognize that while these efforts are challenging, they are not impossible — and they may be better suited to creative solutions...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Neurodegenerative Disease Research: Steps to a Successful Clinical Trial

Neurodegenerative disorders present some of the biggest challenges in planning and conducting clinical drug trials. Identifying strategies to proactively address or mitigate these challenges can help to ensure a successful trial. Since the first drugs for neurodegenerative diseases (NDDs) were approved in the 1990s, an increasing number of disease- modifying therapies have been approved for...

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Strategic Planning for Compliance with the EU Medical Device Regulation

The changes are significant. Here’s what you must know. The EU Medical Device Regulation sets the stage for an arena where transparency, quality, and patient safety are paramount. Manufacturers must prepare and build compliance into their product development strategy to ensure a successful transition to this new regulatory environment. Medical devices play an increasingly critical...

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The Role Of Notified Bodies Under The EU Medical Devices Regulation

The EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) was published on May 5, 2017. The impetus behind these new, more rigorous regulations was in part to reflect the substantial technological and scientific advances made by the medical device sector and in part a response to the need for regulations that would significantly tighten the controls around medical...

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In the Spotlight: Recent FDA Updates and Guidance for Rare Disease Drug Development

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just updated its 2015 draft guidelines for drug discovery in rare diseases. The January update, Rare Diseases: Common Issues in Drug Development, seeks to help pharmaceutical companies and other sponsors perform more efficient development programs for drugs and biological products and provides new insights on complex elements of...