It has been a long journey for the FDA to get the new draft guidances published on when to submit a 510(k) for a change to an existing device, and another specific to software changes. But on August 8th, it finally happened! For those of you who remember the FDA's attempt at updating the 1997 Memorandum in 2011, that draft guidance was met with general industry pushback, congressional input, an FDA report to congress, and now a new draft guidance.
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A few quick notes I wanted to post while clearing my inbox of my "informative reading" emails from last week:
I think it's high time we start profiling a few applications that have been approved for use by the FDA, discuss their functionality, and potentially profile the impending issues they may encounter.