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April 18, 2016 07:00 ET

Reusable Medical Devices - Getting Market Clearance in the United States, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

TORONTO, ON --(Marketwired - April 18, 2016) - During a live broadcast on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Industry expert Steven Elliott, Director of Quality Control and Sterility Assurance at NAMSA, will review and discuss the key points of the FDA's Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff: Reprocessing Medical Devices in Health Care Settings: Validation Methods and Labeling document. The speaker will also provide useful tips for managing new validation studies and offer insight into the development and validation process to help accelerate the time to market approval. Avoiding costly FDA deficiencies is challenging; this course will help manufacturers get it right the first time.

Reusable medical devices are devices that health care providers can reprocess and reuse on multiple patients. These reusable devices represent a large percentage of today's new product development and submissions to the US FDA. Understanding and mastering the FDA's aforementioned document is the first step in getting new, reusable devices into the US marketplace. This FDA guidance document outlines general considerations of the design and safety of all reusable medical devices as well as what's important to include in the development and validation of reprocessing instructions for users to follow.

Key topics will include:

  • Useful tips for developing validation studies that are accepted on the first submission
  • How to properly classify your device for reprocessing
  • Understanding FDA's six criteria for reprocessing instructions
  • Understanding cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization -- the differences between them and how they should be applied to products based on classification
  • Useful tips on developing Instructions for Use to minimize human error or confusion

Per the FDA's website, "Reducing the risk of exposure to improperly reprocessed medical devices is a shared responsibility among various stakeholders. This includes the FDA; manufacturers responsible for providing adequate reprocessing instructions that are user-friendly and proven to work; health care facilities responsible for cleaning, sterilizing or disinfecting the devices; and other organizations."

As a device manufacturer, this webinar will help you understand your responsibility for the safety of all patients exposed to your device and ultimately help your product receive market clearance.

Join Steven Elliott for an informative session. For more information or to register for this complimentary event, visit: Reusable Medical Devices - Getting Market Clearance in the United States

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