U.S. FDA inspections are not always a pleasant experience, particularly when the end result is a warning letter. One company, Sea-Long Medical Systems LLC of Waxahachie, Texas, says the experience was a positive experience in that the company’s new ownership gained an important appreciation for the necessary rigors of medical device manufacturing.
Royal Philips NV and Masimo Corp. received U.S. FDA clearance that allows the activation of Sedline brain function monitoring, regional oximetry and carbon dioxide measurements in Philips Intellivue MX750 and MX850 patient monitors, which will streamline decision-making for clinicians by eliminating the need for separate pieces of monitoring equipment. The integrated equipment can help clinicians more quickly assess and monitor cerebral oxygenation, anesthetic sedation and patient respiratory performance using the same monitor.
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) VCA-894A has been awarded orphan drug designation by the FDA for the treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, axonal, type 2S (CMT2S), caused by cryptic splice site variants within IGHMBP2.