Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) proposed classifying active implantable medical devices (AIMDs), their accessories and active devices for controlling, monitoring or influencing the performance of an active device and software as high-risk class III devices. However, the agency has rethought the notion of up-classifying all implant device accessories after blowback from industry.
Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) recently posted a draft guidance for regulation of software as a medical device, but the Medical Technology Association of Australia expressed a preference for an international standard for risk classification.
Device makers were generally supportive of the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) proposal to up-classify active medical devices with an integrated diagnostic function that significantly determines patient management by the device (such as closed loop systems or automated external defibrillators) to class III, the highest risk designation used by TGA.
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.
Although Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved its first CAR T therapy in 2018, the country is lacking a system to reimburse those advanced therapies, and industry is calling on government to revalue gene therapies.
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.
HONG KONG – South Korean biopharma Virocure Inc., based in Seoul, recently founded a local corporation in Brisbane, Australia. The new company, Virocure Australia Pty Ltd., will facilitate a phase I trial of the experimental cancer drug RC-402 in Australia.
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.