Johnson & Johnson has been looking to make a big splash in robotics. Now, its Depuy Synthes unit has made progress on this front, gaining U.S. FDA clearance for the Velys robotic-assisted solution designed for use with the Attune total knee system. The solution aims to help simplify surgeons’ existing workflow around total knee replacement.
Luye Pharma Group Ltd. won marketing approval in China for its risperidone microspheres for injection to treat schizophrenia, which the company said is the first formulation developed by a Chinese company in the space to get a green light. Under the trade name Ruixintuo, the long-acting drug is administered once every two weeks by intramuscular injection.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Cardiovascular Systems, Cytosorbents, Depuy Synthes, Impulse Dynamics, Medibio, Occlutech, Q Core Medical, Seno Medical, Theralight, Transenterix.
CAJICA, Colombia – Brazil’s health care surveillance agency, Anvisa, granted the first two emergency approvals for COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday, Jan. 17, giving the green light to Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s Coronavac and to Covishield, developed by Astrazeneca plc and the University of Oxford.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Astrazeneca, Bioinvent, C4, Dr. Reddy's, Genmab, Gracell, Immunitybio, Khondrion, Metacrine, Molecular Templates, Omeros, Pieris, Precision, Steba, Takeda, Tessa, Tracon, Transgene.
The U.S. FDA notice regarding device risk classification proposes to eliminate premarket notification requirements for several device types, a welcome development for industry. However, Amanda Johnston, senior attorney at Gardner Law PLLC, of Stillwater, Minn., told BioWorld that there is a question regarding the provenance of the document, as it fails to identify any FDA staff member. In addition, the notice omits several device types that are solid candidates for down-classification.