Shawn M. Schmitt
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Two Edwards quality experts explain to Medtech Insight how the firm is benefiting by using a new CAPA framework that shifts corrective and preventive action from a one-size-fits-all method to a more nuanced approach that separates higher-risk events from others that don’t need to be elevated to the level of a traditional CAPA.
On this week’s podcast: The US FDA was busy with draft and final guidance documents this week, issuing three within 24 hours. The docs address disparate device industry concerns, ranging from of-the-moment issues like coronavirus test supplies, to more traditional concerns around device materials testing.
Battelle Memorial Institute, which makes its Critical Care Decontamination System under emergency use authorization from the US FDA, was dinged by the agency for Medical Device Reporting violations. It’s the only device-related warning letter released by the FDA over the past week.
The Case for Quality Collaborative Community – or CfQcc – affords stakeholders across industry a safe space where they can rally around an array of topics to advance medical device quality and safety.
Makers of devices and tests granted emergency use authorization by the US FDA are being urged by the agency to not wait until the COVID-19 public health emergency is over to get their products approved – assuming they want to keep them on the market post-pandemic.
The tug of war between the US HHS and the FDA over laboratory developed tests took a surprising turn on 7 October when the agency declared that it will no longer issue emergency use authorizations for LDTs. That means unapproved COVID-19 tests that come to market without an EUA won’t be covered under the PREP Act, which protects makers of pandemic-fighting products from lawsuits.