Posts categorized as“Regulatory”

Azra Rajwani

Pros and Cons of Virtual Audits

Over the last year and a half, so many things have changed. We’ve had to adopt new practices to ensure the safety and wellbeing of not only ourselves, but also our friends, family and the general public. Aside from working from home, one big change for medical device manufacturers is in auditing. We’ve completely shifted […]

Tara Lysechko

Update on Health Canada Activities and Changes

Keeping current with Health Canada’s medical device regulatory developments Over the course of the last year and a half, the number of accomplishments that Health Canada has achieved both in urgent response to the COVID-19 pandemic and towards priority projects is impressive. It has been said that timing is everything. While the operational pressures from […]

Deborah Pinchev

Using Medical Device Symbols

Key updates in ISO 15223-1:2021 Symbols are a universal language. When looking at smiley and sad faced emojis anyone from around the world can differentiate the meaning between the two. That is the power of symbols. In the right context symbols can convey a significant amount of information in a small amount of printed or […]

Azra Rajwani

Returning to Work Safely During COVID

I think it’s safe to say that returning to work is going to look very different in a post-pandemic life. Or what we are now calling the ‘new normal’. Many of us are now used to working in our pajamas and rolling right out of bed into our desk, but we will eventually have to […]

Alexandra Reid

Pathways to a FDA Approved or Cleared Medical Device

Chutes and Ladders – Commercializing your medical device in the US market requires submitting marketing applications to the FDA to become an FDA Approved or Cleared Medical Device. The content of your FDA submission is determined by how your medical device is classified into one of three Classes (I, II, or II), based on the […]

Nigel Syrotuck

RoHS 2 vs RoHS 3 impact on medical devices

Note: RoHS 3 is a colloquial term referring to Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863, which is actually an amendment to RoHS 2 (Directive 2011/65/EU) rather than a standalone Directive. Though this terminology has become somewhat common (common enough to keep using the term here), it’s technically inaccurate. Originally published in April 2016, the article is updated […]

Virginia Anastassova

How to benefit from FDA ASCA (Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment) Pilot Program

FDA launched their pilot  ASCA (Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment) Program on September 25, 2020. The intent for the ASCA program is to utilize accredited third-party testing laboratories to assess premarket applicants’ declarations of conformity to consensus standards for safety, performance and biocompatibility. The final guidance outlining the accreditation scheme for the ASCA pilot program […]

Astero StarFish

Our Top 10 medical device development videos in 2020

Our top 2020 medical device development videos include 6 new videos. They join favorites from previous years and cover subjects including 2020 updates, COVID implications for research and POC devices, optimizing founder value, manufacturing for NPI, IVD insights, and working at StarFish.

Astero StarFish

What’s the worst mistake you can make when developing a medical device?

How many have you made? We posed the question, “What’s the worst mistake you can make when developing a medical device?” to our team of engineering, design, quality, regulatory and manufacturing experts. The answers were fast and furious (well, filled with enthusiasm) and in no particular order of importance, May you read and learn from […]

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