Tag: medical device

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Asia-Pacific – Taking Device Clinical Development to the USA and Europe: Understanding the Changes & Leveraging the Opportunity

Medical devices play an increasingly critical role in the health and quality of life for millions of people worldwide. While clinical trials for medical devices have many similarities to those for pharmaceuticals, the regulatory evaluation of devices is distinct from that of drugs – and there are critical differences in the way the device trials...

Consulting

UPDATE – Draft FDA Guidance Concerning Combination Products

As those working in the development of combination products likely know, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two new draft guidances in December 2019. The guidances – Requesting FDA Feedback on Combination Products and Bridging for Drug-Device and Biologic-Device Combination Products– were published in response to the 21st Century Cures Act and Prescription Drug...

Consulting

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...

Consulting

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...

Data Management & Biostatistics

3 Key Takeaways on Choosing the Right Committee for Medical Device Trials

As medical device regulations evolve and global, multi-center studies become increasingly common, a growing number of sponsors are turning to independent committees such as Data Monitoring Committees (DMCs) or Clinical Endpoint Committees (CECs) for assistance with clinical trial oversight. However, given that neither the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the European Medicines Agency...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

The Evolution of Regulations for Digital Health Products

It isn’t difficult to see how technology has changed our lives for the better over the last century. From self-driving cars to smartphones, numerous innovations have made our lives safer and much more convenient. Of course, one of the most robust categories where the quality of life has improved is medicine thanks to ongoing technological...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

DMC? CEC? Your Guide to Translating Clinical Trial Shorthand

We were reviewing a study protocol for a maker of medical devices, and there was one provision that just didn’t make sense. The sponsor specified a need for regular data monitoring committee meetings, but we didn’t see the need and couldn’t justify the effort. It was a short study involving few sites. In all likelihood,...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Premier Voices #6: Operationalizing the New MDR With Janet Kube (Part 2)

The European Union’s new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR) are putting a lot of pressure on the medical device industry. These are big changes with far-reaching implications, and if there’s a common denominator among them, it can be summed up in one word: more. In this episode of Premier Voices,...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Premier Voices #5: Operationalizing the New MDR With Janet Kube (Part 1)

If you sell medical devices in Europe and haven’t made plans to comply with the EU’s new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR), it’s time to step things up. The new MDR and IVDR rules adopted a little over a year ago do have generous phase-in periods — three years for...