Tag Archive: 510(k)

Jan 11

FDA Clears Device via De Novo Process

On December 8, 2015, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) cleared for marketing in the United States a cooling cap to reduce hair loss in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.  Marketed under the name the DigniCap® Cooling System, the cooling cap is manufactured by Dignitana, a Swedish company making its first foray into the …

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Oct 14

Court Finds FDA Exceeded Authority in Device Reclassification

On September 26, 2014, The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the FDA had “short circuited” its procedural requirements, pertaining to device reclassification and formal rulemaking, when it reevaluated a medical device being sold on the market in an effort to require the device to obtain further approval. …

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May 29

FDA Issues Letter for Failure to Obtain 510(k) Clearance for Medical Mobile App

On March 21, 2013 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued an “It Has Come to Our Attention Letter” to Biosense Technologies Private Limited for failure to obtain 510(k) clearance for its medical mobile app, uChek Urine Analyzer. The uChek Urine Analyzer is an iPhone mobile app, intended for use with Siemens and Bayer …

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Jan 16

FDA Permits Marketing of Device Capable of Testing for 11 Causes of Infectious Gastroentiritis

On January 14, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that for the first time it will permit marketing for a new diagnostic test that has the ability to simultaneously detect up to eleven (11) prevalent bacterial, viral, and parasitic causes for infectious gastroenteritis from a single sample from a patient. The FDA’s …

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Nov 11

FDA Warns Company for Marketing Medical Device

On November 5, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced recent action the Agency has taken against a Tennessee-based company in connection with the Company’s alleged violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (“FFDCA”). According to the FDA’s Press Release, found here, The Avalon Effect, Inc. (“the Company”) is in violation …

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Jul 16

FDA Proposes New Unique Identifier System for Medical Devices

On July 3, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced its intention to require most medical devices in the United States to bear a Unique Device Identifier (“UDI”). According to the FDA, this UDI system could potentially improve availability and quality of information in medical device adverse event reporting and in the event …

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Jun 06

Study Prompts OIG to Call for Further Training of FDA Medical Device Reviewers

On June 5, 2012, the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) published a report entitled, “Executive Summary: Scientific Disagreements Regarding Medical Device Regulatory Decisions.” The Summary, found here, details a study undertaken by the OIG, an office in the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), wherein the Office examined the instances of disagreement that …

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May 16

FDA Expands Use of Device to Detect both Viral and Bacterial Causes of Respiratory Infection

On May 15, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced the clearance of expanded uses for the FilmArray Respiratory Panel, a medical device used to detect causes of respiratory infection. Manufactured by Idaho Technology, Inc., the device is cleared for the simultaneous detection of both viral and bacterial causes of respiratory infection. The …

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