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Blog Posts by Paige Cappelli

FDA Releases Draft Guidances on 510(k) Submissions
On September 6, 2023, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released three draft guidance documents to provide updated recommendations on the 510(k) Program to “keep pace with the increasing...
FDA Seeks $7.2 Billion Budget for 2024
The FDA recently announced that it is seeking a budget of $7.2 Billion for 2024, part of which is intended for “Advancing Medical Product Availability.”  The portion of the requested...
FDA to Collaborate with Veterans group on Medical Device Innovation
On September 28, 2022 the FDA announced a collaboration with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), in particular the VA Ventures Innovation Institute. According to the FDA, the intent of the...
FDA Draft Guidance for Fostering Medical Device Improvement Using the Voluntary Improvement Program
On May 5, 2022, the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) issued draft guidance regarding the FDA’s Voluntary Improvement Program (“VIP”). The draft guidance, Fostering Medical Device Improvement:...
FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Software Contained in Medical Devices
On November 3, 2021 the FDA issued draft guidance titled “Content of Premarket Submissions for Device Software Functions.” The final version will eventually replace the FDA’s “Guidance for the Content...
FDA Taking Steps to Prevent Future Medical Device Shortages
According to the FDA, the medical device industry experienced significant supply chain disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Such disruptions caused shortages of PPE, ventilators, diagnostic testing, and other medical devices. ...
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