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Santa embraces manufacturing excellence

21st December 2018

When you’ve got a hard deadline, efficiency is everything. No one knows this better than Santa, who has the same hard deadline to meet every year. So, how does Santa keep on top of all these tasks?

FDA to use ISO 13485 for medical device quality

13th September 2018

To help streamline regulatory processes for medical devices across the world, the FDA has decided to replace its current system with ISO 13485, the organisation has announced.

9 changes to FDA goalposts for medical devices

6th September 2018

A potential silver lining for medical device developers and manufacturers exists in the FDA’s response to 2016 “21st Century Cures Act”, with publication of a draft Guidance document outlining the agencies planned changes to the medical device approvals process and their oversight activities.

First non-radioactive device for breast cancer receives FDA approval

6th August 2018

The first non-radioactive device for tracking lymphatic nodes in patients with breast cancer has received premarket approval (PMA) from the FDA.

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