Medical Device Regulations & Compliance


ICH Guideline Q9(R1) On QRM, Part 2: Subjectivity & Supply Continuity

The long-awaited revision to ICH’s harmonized tripartite guidance on Quality Risk Management, Q9(R1), was adopted on January 18. This article focuses on the guidance's new topics of subjectivity and the role of QRM in addressing product availability risks.

The FDA Regulatory Landscape For AI In Medical Devices

This article reviews the existing FDA programs impacting artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning (ML) technologies in medtech, as well as the agency's priority list for releasing related guidances in 2023.

ICH Guideline Q9(R1) On QRM, Part 1: Formality & Risk-based Decisions

The long-awaited revision to ICH’s harmonized tripartite guidance on Quality Risk Management (QRM), Q9(R1), was adopted on Jan. 18, 2023. While the primary principles of QRM in this new version remain consistent with the original 2005 document, the revised guidance has four new subsections. This article examines the topics of formality and risk-based decisions.

New EU Directive Marks Cybersecurity Regulatory Paradigm Shift For Bio/Pharma & Medical Devices

The EU's new Directive 2022/2555 on the Security of Network and Information Systems (“NIS2”) mandates cybersecurity risk management measures and reporting requirements for all segments of our industry, including labs; CROs and CDMOs; and manufacturers of APIs, bio/pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.


Eliminating Data Integrity Errors Through Digitization

Explore the urgent need for businesses to adopt strong data integrity practices and identifies measures for how to achieve and sustain compliance.

Meta Biomed Accelerates Digital Transformation Improving Collaboration

Learn how Meta Biomed implemented a solution to accelerate digital transformation, improve collaboration in a reliable, secure, and scalable cloud environment, and more. 

8 Best Practices For Compliant And Quick Software Validation In The Cloud

Learn how to significantly lighten the software validation load for your cloud environment system with these eight key practices. 

The Future Of The FDA: Operating In An “Electronic World”

Explore the FDA's e-transformation that promises to usher in a new era of electronic interactions between the agency and its constituents.


  • Edwards' Self-Expanding Transcatheter Heart Valve Receives CE Mark

    Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, recently announced it has received CE Mark for its self-expanding CENTERA valve for severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis patients at high risk of open-heart surgery.

  • Arterys’ Oncology Imaging Suite With Deep Learning Cleared By FDA

    Arterys Inc., the leader in intelligent, cloud-based medical imaging software solutions, recently announced its fifth 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Embrace Becomes First FDA-Cleared Seizure-Monitoring Smart Watch

    Empatica Inc has received clearance from the FDA for Embrace, its award-winning smart watch. Embrace uses AI (advanced machine learning) to monitor for the most dangerous kinds of seizures, known as "grand mal" or "generalized tonic-clonic" seizures, and send an alert to summon caregivers' help.

  • FDA Clears Zimmer Biomet’s Total Shoulder Arthroplasty System

    Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the Sidus® Stem-Free Shoulder system as a total shoulder arthroplasty solution for patients with good bone stock that have either osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthrosis, focal avascular necrosis of the humeral head or who had previous surgeries of the shoulder that do not compromise the fixation.

  • K2M’s 3D-Printed Expandable Corpectomy Cage With Cervical Spine Indications Gains CE Mark

    K2M Group Holdings, Inc.(NASDAQ:KTWO) (the "Company" or "K2M"), a global leader of complex spine and minimally invasive solutions focused on achieving three-dimensional Total Body Balance™, today announced that it received a CE Mark for its CAPRI® Cervical 3D Expandable Corpectomy Cage System* featuring Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology™, and the successful completion of its first surgical case.

  • First Wire-Free Radar Breast Tumor Localization System For Long-Term Implant Cleared By FDA

    Cianna Medical, Inc. has received FDA clearance of the SAVI SCOUT® reflector for long term implant. The SAVI SCOUT reflector is an integral part of the SCOUT system for wire-free breast tumor localization.

  • CardioFocus’ HeartLight Excalibur Balloon For AF Treatment Earns CE Mark

    CardioFocus, Inc. today announced the European CE Mark approval of the HeartLight Excalibur Balloon, a next-generation technology designed for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF).

  • Acutus Medical’s Real-Time Cardiac Mapping Systems Cleared By FDA

    Acutus Medical® today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the AcQMap® High Resolution Imaging and Mapping System and the AcQMap® 3D Imaging and Mapping Catheter for use in patients for whom electrophysiology procedures have been prescribed.

  • FDA Clears Game Ready’s Multi-Modality Recovery Device

    The injury and surgery recovery technology leader, Game Ready®, announced today that the company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its revolutionary orthopedic rehabilitation device, the Med4 Elite™.

  • FDA Approves Implantable To Treat Central Sleep Apnea

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new treatment option for patients who have been diagnosed with moderate to severe central sleep apnea.