Publications

Hogan Lovells Publications

Paving the way for product authorization: FDA proposes rule to reclassify medical image analyzers

On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) issued a proposed order to reclassify certain software that analyzes medical imaging from class III (premarket...

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FDA guidances promote greater communication to payors about medical product value

On June 12, FDA finalized two guidance documents regarding the types of information that drug and device manufacturers may communicate to payors and that the agency regards as...

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FDA proposes streamlining combination product regulations

On May 15, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed amending its product classification rules for combination products, found in 21 CFR Part 3. Generally, the proposed rule...

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Parsing products: FDA regulatory policy for multi-function medical devices

On April 27, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) released a draft guidance, Multiple Function Device Products: Policy and Considerations, addressing the Agency's ...

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FDA releases working model for Software Precertification Pilot Program

Last week, FDA released updates to its Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Pilot Program, including release of a working model reflecting the Agency's vision of the pilot and outlining its ...

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FDA signals increasing focus on cybersecurity requirements

With the continued explosion of software and software-controlled medical devices, including the growing use of machine learning and artificial intelligence, the FDA (the Agency) Medical...

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FDA finalizes guidances for NGS-based tests

On April 12, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) finalized two guidances on the oversight of next generation sequencing (NGS)-based in vitro diagnostic tests....

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Seeking to reduce premarket burdens, FDA proposes to expand Abbreviated 510(k) Pathway for certain devices

Building on recent efforts to streamline premarket review of medical devices, on April 12, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance seeking to expand use of the ...

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