Tag Archives: medical device manufacturers

FDA Announces Plans to Improve Safety and Advance Innovation of Medical Devices

On April 17, 2018, FDA announced its plan to launch the Medical Device Safety Action Plan: Protecting Patients, Promoting Public Health (Action Plan), which aims to support and advance innovation in medical devices while also assuring the safety of the devices throughout their Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC). To that end, FDA intends to focus … Continue Reading

Upcoming Free Ethics CLE Webinar: “Privilege Protection: Tips for Working with Media Consultants Without Jeopardizing the Attorney-Client Privilege”

Involving any outside consultant in the attorney-client relationship gives rise to risks to the attorney-client privilege. Yet when a PR crisis erupts, good communications advice is essential, and a company’s media strategy can determine whether it is the subject of thoughtful, balanced articles or a maelstrom of misleading headlines – and whether unfair publicity infects … Continue Reading

Upcoming Free CLE Webinar: “Multidistrict Litigation: What to Expect from JPML Consolidation Through Trial”

With more than half of all cases pending in the federal courts now docketed in multidistrict litigations (MDLs), pharmaceutical and medical device companies facing large-scale litigation should expect to find themselves before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) with an MDL on the horizon. That’s why Melissa Geist and Jennifer Eppensteiner are pleased to … Continue Reading

FDA Presents Webinar on Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Medical Devices

On December 5, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the final version of its guidance entitled “Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Medical Devices; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff.” As a follow up to the Guidance’s release the FDA held a webinar on January 10, 2017, to present an … Continue Reading

Is Your Software a Medical Device? FDA Weighs-in with New Draft Guidances

On December 8, 2017 – nearly a year after President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”) – the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released two new draft guidances that aim to implement section 3060 of the Cures Act, and provide clarity on the Agency’s regulatory approach to software as a … Continue Reading

Senate Bill Seeks to Provide “Floor” for Cybersecurity Operational Standards for Internet-Connected Devices Purchased by Federal Agencies

A recent bill introduced by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is attempting to place heightened security standards on all Internet of Things (IoT) devices procured by any federal agency. Should the legislation be enacted, the expectations it sets forth regarding the security of IoT devices could be interpreted by courts as the minimal floor for any … Continue Reading

FDA Guidance Offers Initial Thoughts on Technical Considerations Specific to Medical Devices Using 3D Printing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of its guidance entitled “Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Medical Devices; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff,” which was published in the Federal Register. This guidance was previously circulated in May 2016 in a draft form and underwent a comment period, where … Continue Reading

Upcoming Free CLE Webinar: Hosting and Managing User Generated Content (UGC)

Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group will be hosting an upcoming CLE webinar, “Hosting and Managing User Generated Content (UGC)” on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 12 p.m. ET. This webinar will address the legal liability and responsibility of a drug or device company that incorporating any user generated content (UGC) features on websites … Continue Reading

Join Us for a Free CLE Webinar on Social Media Issues for Pharmaceutical, Medical Device Companies

The Reed Smith Life Sciences Health Industry Group will be hosting a free CLE webinar, “Social Media Issues for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies,” on November 2, 2016 at 12 p.m. ET. Social media can be a great way to engage with consumers and build your brand. For pharmaceutical and medical device companies, however, it … Continue Reading

Reed Smith Attorneys to Speak at DRI’s November 10th Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Seminar

Reed Smith attorneys Jason Casell and Steve Miller will be moderating and presenting respectively on the “Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industries Update” panel on November 10, 2016 at DRI’s Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Seminar. This panel will examine recent government enforcement activities and legal decisions that might shape investigations, litigation, and resolutions of government … Continue Reading

Please Join Us For A Reed Smith Webinar On 3D Printing – Will Regulatory Pathways and Reimbursement Change?

The Reed Smith Life Sciences Health Industry Group will be hosting an upcoming CLE webinar “Think Differently. 3D Printing – Will Regulatory Pathways and Reimbursement Change?” on July 21 , 2016 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Reed Smith presenters Gail Daubert, Celeste Letourneau and Kevin Madagan will be discussing the increasing popularity of 3D printing and … Continue Reading

Reed Smith Attorneys to Present AdvaMed Webinar on “Top 10 Product Liability Issues”

Michael Brown and Lisa Baird from our Life Sciences Health Industry Team will be presenting an hour-long AdvaMed Medical Technology Learning Institute webinar on “Top 10 Product Liability Issues” on July 20 at 1 p.m. ET. Product liability litigation is ever-evolving, and the plaintiffs’ bar is continually adapting its business model and litigation strategy against … Continue Reading

New Edition of Singapore International Arbitration Centre Rules to Come into Effect Shortly

Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers are increasingly finding themselves resolving disputes through international arbitration. After London, Singapore is now arguably the second most important arbitration center in the world, meaning the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s (SIAC) new arbitration rules, which were due to come into effect on June 1, 2016, but will now come into … Continue Reading

Upcoming Reed Smith Webinar on Recent Personal Jurisdiction Rulings, What Corporations Can Learn from Them

The Reed Smith Life Sciences Health Industry Group will be hosting an upcoming CLE webinar “Personal Jurisdiction: What Bauman Does and Doesn’t Mean, the Other Side’s Response, and Why Corporations Should Care” on June 14, 2016 at 12 p.m. ET. Reed Smith presenters Jim Beck and Steve McConnell will be discussing how plaintiffs’ lawyers are … Continue Reading

FDA Publishes Draft Guidance Regarding 3D Printing Of Medical Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved more than 80 medical devices that involve 3D printing and one prescription drug.  It also held a public workshop to obtain information and input about 3D printing issues on October 8 and 9, 2014.  FDA brought together technical 3D printing expertise from various industries and sectors … Continue Reading

Navigating the Regulatory Issues of 3D Printing

The increasing popularity of 3D printing is changing the future of health care far more dramatically than we would have ever imagined. Although we have blogged about 3D printing, and the Reed Smith white paper, “3D Printing of Medical Devices: When a Novel Technology Meets Traditional Legal Principles” addressed regulatory issues for medical devices and … Continue Reading

FDA Gauges Coverage Organizations’ Interest in Connecting with Device Sponsors to Discuss Evidence Needs During Clearance Process

The FDA published a notice on February 24, 2016 requesting whether organizations (e.g. insurers, health technology assessment organizations) that evaluate clinical evidence used to support private payer medical device coverage decisions are interested in providing input to medical device developers on clinical trial design or other evidence-gathering needed to support positive coverage decisions.  If coverage … Continue Reading

IEEE Developing New Standards for 3D Printers For Medical Uses

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE) is developing new interoperability standards for medical devices, 3D printers and other eHealth devices.  IEEE P3333.2.5, Draft Standard for Bio-CAD File Format for Medical 3D Printing is intended to develop standard methods for the printing of 3D-printed prosthetics and medical devices.  IEEE proposes to define … Continue Reading

3D Printing of Medical Devices: When a Novel Technology Meets Traditional Legal Principles

3D printing is quite possibly the next greatest chapter in the industrial revolution, and the technology is moving rapidly.  Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group recently launched its first 3D printing publication white paper – 3D Printing of Medical Devices:  When a Novel Technology Meets Traditional Legal Principles.  This paper explores unchartered legal issues … Continue Reading
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