FDA Feedback after an Inspection at a Medical Device Manufacturer - Update 2020
An FDA draft guideline describes (non-binding) feedback after an FDA inspection of a Medical Device manufacturer. This guideline has now been finalized and was released in April 2020. What changes have been made?
How to authorize a Combination Product in the USA?
In the USA, combination products are regulated independantly. A draft document from the FDA entitled "Principles of Premarket Pathways for Combination Products" describes the ways in which marketing authorisations are granted in the USA and how the various Centers interact.
When does the FDA announce the Inspection of a Medical Device Manufacturer?
With the entry into force of the FDA Reauthorization Act (FDARA) in August 2017, sections on the inspection of medical device manufacturers in the USA and abroad also became effective. A draft document from the FDA on inspections of medical device manufacturers has been issued for some time now to further harmonize and interpret the changes.
Guide on the Use of Type V Drug Master Files for Combination Products
In October 2019, the FDA issued guidelines in a draft document regarding the use of a Type V Drug Master File (DMF). In this document, information can be made available to the CDER (if it is in charge of the (project) approval procedure) concerning the medical device proportion of a combination product.
The FDA released a final guidance on postmarketing safety reporting for combination products to further clarify what a combination product is and how applicants can comply with the rules on postmarketing safety reporting requirements (PMSR).
How to quickly find out about FDA requirements for Medical Devices?
In the USA, medical devices are regulated within the FDA by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). How can one quickly familiarize oneself with the topic of "medical devices" or stay up to date? For this purpose, the FDA offers an own website: CDRH Learn.
Under the heading "CDRH's Experiential Learning Program", the FDA offers an interesting advanced training program. It is aimed at FDA employees who are "reviewers", i.e. who evaluate medical devices as part of the "approval procedure". The idea behind the program is...
EMA publishes Draft on Quality Requirements for Combination Products
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published a draft guideline on quality requirements for combinations of medicinal products and medical devices (so-called Drug Device Combinations - DDCs). What does the draft contain?
Qualification of Development Tools for Medical Devices - FDA Website
In our News dated 25 September 2017, we announced the finalisation of an FDA guideline for the qualification of development tools for medical devices. Since this topic is very important for the FDA, a website has been dedicated to it. It is available on the Internet.
ATMPs in combination with a medical device - QP task on release
With the coming into force of the Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) GMP rules as Part IV of the EU GMP Guidelines, a new chapter has been opened on the manufacture and quality control of ATMPs. Special requirements are placed on the QP when an ATMP is combined with a medical device.