PERTH, Australia – Although medical device industry stakeholders agreed in principle with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration's (TGA) proposal to align its classification with the EU's for implantable spinal devices, they viewed the interpretation of the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) classification rule for these devices differently.
PERTH, Australia – Sydney-based molecular diagnostics company Genetic Signatures Ltd. is poised to extend its global footprint to the U.S. and Europe following its AU$35 million (US$24 million) capital raise.
Australian scientists have discovered promising new candidate analgesic molecules derived from a Penicillium fungus, which represents a promising resource for the development of safer new analgesics, they reported in the Oct. 14, 2019, edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Australian digital medication management company Medadvisor Ltd. raised AU$17 million (US$11.4 million) via an oversubscribed placement in which U.S. health care solution provider HMS Holdings Corp. was a cornerstone investor, putting up $11 million and becoming the firm's largest shareholder with a 13% stake in the digital health company.
PERTH, Australia – Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking comments from stakeholders on whether certain self-testing in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) should be prohibited from being sold to consumers.
Melbourne, Australia-based regenerative medicine company Avita Medical Ltd. has received good news from the FDA. The company, which also has a presence in Valencia, Calif., said the agency gave its thumbs up to an investigational device exemption application for a pivotal trial (NCT04091672) evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Recell autologous cell harvesting device in combination with meshed autografting for the treatment of acute full-thickness skin defects, such as degloving, crush wounds, abrasions, lacerations and surgical wounds.
PERTH, Australia – It's likely that Australia will not draft separate guidance or regulations for software applications that use artificial intelligence or machine learning (AI/ML) for drug development or medical devices. Instead, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will classify AI and ML under software as a medical device (SaMD) when it is intended for diagnosis, prevention, monitoring or treatment or alleviation of disease.