Category Archives: Medical Devices

22 Jun

FDA issues Draft Guidance on 3D Printing of Medical Devices

On May 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance titled “Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Devices” providing its initial thoughts on regulatory requirements for additive manufactured (AM) devices (aka 3D printed medical devices), the category of manufacturing that includes 3-dimensional (3D) printing.  The FDA described this as a “leapfrog” guidance through

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21 Apr

FDA publishes draft guidance on foreign clinical data for medical devices in support of 510(k) premarket submissions

Today the FDA posted draft guidance on the Acceptance of Medical Device Clinical Data from Studies Conducted Outside the United States (OUS). When finalized, this guidance will provide information on: FDA’s policy of accepting scientifically valid clinical data from foreign clinical studies in support of premarket submissions for medical devices The special considerations that apply

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16 Jan

Spa Owner Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Sylicone Injections

Elva Navarro, of Hidalgo,Texas,  has been sentenced to three years in federal prison to be immediately followed by one year of supervised release for violating the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act by using an adulterated device. Court documents demonstrated that Navarro administered injections of liquid silicone into individuals who would frequent her facility – Bella

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26 Sep

FDA to begin regulating mobile medical applications

The FDA has issued Mobile Medical Applications Final Guidance regarding the monitoring of Smartphone software applications with medical applications as a “medical device” under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).  Consistent with FDA’s existing regulatory approach that considers functionality rather than platform, the FDA intends to exercise its jurisdiction over those mobile

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24 Sep

Ann Marie Gaitan offers FREE webinar on medical device regulation

Due to the overwhelming positive response after Mrs. Gaitan’s speaking engagement at the FIME International Medical Exposition on “How FDA Regulates Non-Compliant Medical Devices Not Intended for U.S. Consumers”, Mrs. Gaitan will be presenting a webinar on basic FDA requirements for medical devices on Monday, September 30th, 2013. “Introduction to FDA Medical Device Regulatory Requirements”

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28 Jul

FDA issues draft guidance on device changes that warrant new premarket review

Manufacturers often make changes or modifications to a device after FDA clearance such as incorporating new technology or upgrading certain aspects of the device. Many changes do not require a 510(k) submission. But when the changes could significantly affect the product’s safety or effectiveness or constitute a major change to the intended use of the device, another 510(k) must be submitted.

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