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FDA Guidance Documents are Vital in De-Risking REMS

The FDA’s risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) requirements are among the most demanding of a pharmaceutical or biotech manufacturer’s postmarket requirements, and it is important to plan adequately for these programs, given the cost of a failed first attempt.

MDCG Proposes a Potential One-Year Extension for Medical Devices

The Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) has released a new position paper, which reviews the means by which Article 97 of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) can be applied to devices that have not been certified under the MDR. The paper states that the decision on whether to allow a device to remain on the market is up to the competent authority (CA) of record for the device, and that the device manufacturer may have only a one-year grace period before it will have to obtain a new marketing authorization under the MDR.

IMDRF Issues Two-Part Guidance for Personalized Medical Devices

The International Medical Device Regulators Forum has produced a final working draft for verification and validation (V&V) of a personalized medical device (PMD), a much-needed source of regulatory harmonization. The document also addresses V&V for the medical device production system (MDPS) that will be used to manufacture PMDs.