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Rob Packard tells me the three most common ways companies wreck their FDA submissions are:
That’s what this company did.
Well, that was wasteful
“DeviceCo” had a prototype device to treat patients. It was a non-significant risk device, so they got IRB approval and performed limited clinical testing.
Preliminary results were overwhelming. They immediately began benchtop testing for the 510(k) submission they submitted four months later.
FDA identified the device as non-substantially equivalent and requested a De Novo along with human clinical data. They also recommended a draft clinical study protocol as part of a pre-submission request prior to conducting the study.
But DeviceCo reasoned they already had a clinical study protocol approved by an IRB, so they continued instead of waiting for FDA feedback at the pre-submission.
When they submitted the pre-submission request, they already collected two months of data from nearly 100 clinical subjects.
(You know where this is going, right?)
FDA provides email feedback: They have safety concerns and required significant modifications to the clinical study.
Specifically, FDA wants a control group using a sham device, and additional clinical endpoints to address safety concerns about long-term device use.
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Rob told me, “I always recommend two things before you do any testing:
Our October 17 conversation will share several practical FDA strategies if you might require a De Novo Request with clinical performance data.
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How To Use Medical Claims Data
But first, Rick Grape and Rebecca Hauck from LexisNexis Risk Solutions will present “How To Use Medical Claims Data to Grow Your Market and Sales Penetration” next week.
It’s free – and you’ll learn how to use claims data (procedures by surgeon, CPT, and ICD code!) to focus your marketing efforts and help you sell more efficiently.
Fast Round about Intellectual Property
At 10x, Fast Rounds recognize each guest is an expert – even if we don’t have time to feature each as a speaker.
I guess I knew IP law is different in each country, but not as clearly as I do now. Stephen Carter explained if you want European patent protection you need to file for a European patent or file nationally in the European jurisdictions.
Software is an area of particular interest when it comes to differences between American and European patents. And do you know what impact Brexit will have? Stephen does.
Give a listen:
We’ll have up to 15 companies featured at 10x London in February! (Stephen will be there!) Want to be featured in a Fast Round like the one above?
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