Software as a Medical Device in Europe – New Regulatory Regime About to Enter into Force – (Part 3 of 6)

Having shed light on the relevance of the intended purpose of a medical device when determining whether software qualifies as medical devices software (“MDSW”) under the new EU Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 (“MDR”) in part 2 of our series of articles, in this part …›

Software as a Medical Device in Europe – New Regulatory Regime About to Enter into Force – (Part 2 of 6)

In Part 2 of our series of consecutive articles on the reformed regulatory framework under the EU Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 (“MDR”), which will soon govern medical devices software (“MDSW”) in the EU, we will shed further light on the expansion of the definition …›

Software as a Medical Device in Europe – New Regulatory Regime About to Enter into Force – (Part 1 of 6)

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the adoption of digital health and virtual care in Europe, as well as globally. Fueled by technological advancement, including in the space of data analytics and AI, this trend is likely to continue. As with every health-related product or …›

FDA Signals Flexibility with COVID-19 Tests

A bipartisan group of experts in economics, health, technology, and ethics recommended that the U.S. scale up COVID-19 testing—5 million per day by June, 20 million per day by midsummer—in order to fully re-mobilize the economy. Consistent with this, FDA has taken various steps to …›

COVID-19 Alert: FDA updates antibody test policy

Serology tests could play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19. Serology tests may help determine who can donate convalescent plasma—a part of the blood containing antibodies—which is currently being explored as an investigational treatment for those with COVID-19. Convalescent plasma has been …›

FDA Uses EUAs Broadly In The Fight Against Covid-19

On February 4, 2020, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) determined, pursuant to section 564 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, that there is a significant potential for a public health emergency related to the novel …›

CARES Act of 2020: Guide for Drug and Device Companies

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (or “the Act”) is an unprecedented $2 trillion economic stimulus package passed to help mitigate the economic and health consequences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and to strengthen the U.S. health system going forward. …›