Acutus Medical Inc. scored big with regulators in recent weeks. The company, which focuses on devices to diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmias, received FDA approval to launch an investigational device exemption clinical trial for its Acqblate Force sensing ablation catheter and system in atrial fibrillation just two weeks after gaining CE mark approval for a broad suite of electrophysiology products.
The FDA granted breakthrough device designation to Volumetrix LLC for its NIVAHF monitoring system for heart failure. The device is the first application of the company’s noninvasive venous waveform analysis (NIVA) technology, which captures and analyzes vital information about blood volume to assess patient status.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Kheiron Medical Technologies, Letsgetchecked, Liquiglide, Livanova.
Noticeably lacking in the G7 communique following its recent U.K. summit is support for a proposed World Trade Organization waiver on intellectual property related to drugs and other medical products used to prevent, contain or treat COVID-19 infections.
The FDA’s multiyear effort to rewrite the Quality System Regulation (QSR) to align with ISO 13485 could significantly ease the regulatory burden for device makers in multiple markets, but that effort has floundered over the past couple of years. The associated rulemaking is back on the FDA’s agenda, signaling that device makers might soon be able to deploy a single and relatively inexpensive quality management system, which in principle would significantly reduce their compliance costs.
The FDA issued a June 10 warning letter to Innova Medical Group Inc. in connection with the company’s rapid antigen tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, an action that accompanies a class I recall and a safety communication.
PERTH, Australia – After unveiling its new regulatory framework for custom-made and 3D-printed devices, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is now proposing further refinements due to pushbacks from stakeholder that manufacture custom-made and patient-matched devices.
The FDA granted Neurescue a "two-fer" on its intelligent balloon catheter for aortic occlusion with 510(k) clearance for emergency control of hemorrhage and investigational device exemption for use in cardiac arrest. By inflating a soft balloon at diaphragm level, the device dramatically increases perfusion to the heart, brain and lungs within a minute of deployment via the femoral artery.