HONG KONG – The Japanese government is tightening its grip on its listed companies, including those working on promising COVID-19 treatments. On May 8, the Japanese Ministry of Finance released a list of 518 companies that would be subject to stricter restrictions on receiving foreign investments.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: 9 Meters, Appili, Astrazeneca, Bellerophon, Crispr, Daiichi, Histogen, Lilly, Merck, Relief, Tracon, Vertex.
Clinical updates, including trial initiations, enrollment status and data readouts and publications: 4D Pharma, Infinity, Kiniksa, Lilly, Merck, Myokardia, Oyster Point, Protalix, Strongbridge, Tolerogenixx.
The U.S. FDA’s enforcement regarding products related to the COVID-19 pandemic has picked up steam recently, but the U.S. Federal trade commission (FTC) is also involved in this enforcement arena. Leonard Gordon, a partner at Venable LLP’s New York office, told BioWorld that while the FTC and FDA missions seem to overlap, the FTC primarily targets unsupportable advertising claims rather than product labeling, a particularly relevant area in the COVID-19 pandemic.
PERTH, Australia – As New Zealand and Australia prepare to open their economies, regulators in these two neighboring countries are taking very different approaches to regulating COVID-19 devices with New Zealand restricting point-of-care tests, while Australia imposes tougher postmarket activities.
Denver-based Biointellisense Inc. has unveiled Biobutton, a coin-sized, disposable medical device that measures continuous temperature and other vital signs for 90 days. The device, coupled with HIPAA-compliant data services, permits remote data capture and continuous multiparameter monitoring of temperature, respiratory rate and heart rate at rest, body position, sleep and activity state.
The latest global regulatory news, changes and updates affecting medical devices and technologies, including: Bedfont Scientific, Philosys, Rutgers Clinical Genomics Laboratory, Spectrum Solutions, University of Kentucky.