3 Key Takeaways from FDLI’s FDA Center Compliance Directors: Presentations and Q&A Session

FDLI hosted a virtual Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Conference December 9–10, 2021. The session titled Compliance Central with FDA Center Compliance Directors: Presentations and Q&A addressed FDA’s top compliance issues, enforcement priorities, and goals for 2022. The session included presentations from Ann …›

Morrison & Foerster Partners Speak at FDLI’s Digital Health Technology and Regulation Conference

The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) hosted the virtual conference Digital Health Technology and Regulation During COVID-19 and Beyond, November 9-10, 2021. Morrison & Foerster’s Stacy Cline Amin and Bethany Hills led panel discussions during the two-day conference. Stacy Cline Amin, who …›

FDA and International Counterparts Release Best Practices for Machine Learning in Medical Device Development

This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with Health Canada and the United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), identified 10 guiding principles to inform the development of Good Machine Learning Practice (GMLP) and promote safe and effective medical …›

Five Key Takeaways from FDA’s Transparency of AI/ML-Enabled Medical Devices Virtual Workshop

On October 14, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a virtual public workshop on transparency surrounding Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) enabled medical devices. The workshop focused on the role of transparency in enhancing the safe and effective use of AI/ML technology …›

Software as a Medical Device in Europe – New Regulatory Regime About to Enter into Force – (Part 6 of 6)

In Part 6 of our series of consecutive articles on the reformed regulatory framework under the EU Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 (“MDR”), which will govern medical devices software (“MDSW”) in the EU, we turn to the transition periods certain MDSW can benefit from before …›

Global HealthTech CEO Connect: Software as a Medical Device in the U.S. and EU Recap

On Friday, March 26, 2021, over 180 attendees worldwide attended McKinsey & Company’s first Global HealthTech CEO Connect of 2021. The discussion focused on regulatory and legal considerations for software as a medical device (SaMD) in both the United States and Europe and specific …›

FDA Clinical Decision Support Software vs. EU’s Medical Device Regulation

In follow-up to our colleagues recent post about the newly implemented Medical Device Regulation (“MDR”) in the European Union, this post will discuss some of the similarities between FDA’s Clinical Decision Support (“CDS”) Software Draft Guidance (together the “CDS Draft Guidance”) and the MDR. …›

Software As A Medical Device In Europe – New Regulatory Regime About To Enter Into Force – (Part 5 of 6)

The preceding articles of this series laid out how the new EU Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 (“MDR”) leads to a broader coverage of medical devices and an overall deeper level of regulation in areas already regulated before. This episode will put the spotlight …›