Medical Devices and Diagnostics

The medical device industry continues to see healthy growth, especially the in vitro diagnostics market. Pharma IQ is proud to provide an international, non-biased, central resource, for professionals working in the bio-pharmaceutical and medical device industry to exchange ideas on best practice and share case studies on innovation within the area.

The FDA are Taking Cybersecurity in Medical Devices Seriously and So Should You - Gerald Clarke

Medical devices are undergoing a technical transformation in terms of software, interconnectivity and interoperability. This increase of function comes with an increase in risk from cybersecurity threats which puts not only the patients with medical devices potentially at risk, but has wider implications for connected digital infrastructure too. The safety, security and privacy of patients must be protected and the providers of software for medical devices must work with regulators and the wider industry to ensure this. Full Article »

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How To: Scalable Unique Device Identification (UDI) Implementation – Real World Lessons Learnt - Andrea Charles

“ Barcodes aren’t glamorous or sexy, but they are powerful,” said Dawn Fowler, Sr. Manager, Labeling & Documentation at Endologix. In this exclusive Pharma IQ interview Dawn Fowler speaks about the importance of real world assessment in executing UDI programs and imparts scalable ways to implement unique identifiers for medical devices. Fowler also shares her top 3 tips for implementing UDI Information on a medical device, and insights into the common pitfalls manufacturers make when they are just setting out. Full Podcast »

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Adapting to Disruptive Change in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Contributor: Andrew Parsons
Posted: 4/8/2013

Adapting to Disruptive Change in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Andrew Parsons

The Pharmaceutical Industry continues to change at what feels like an exponential pace. What used to be a stable industry now faces almost continual re-shaping as the life cycle of R&D and commercialisation adapts to new players and shapers. New Pharma IQ columnist, Andrew Parsons explains. Full Column »

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Choosing The Right System Software For Medical Devices

Finding the right software for the design of medical devices is critical, as there is little room for error. Developers have many choices to make, from whether to use a “roll-your-own” solution or a commercial off-the-shelf product to whether to employ a real-time operating system or a general purpose operating system such as Linux or Android. This article explores the breadth of considerations that are essential in making the best choice. Full Whitepaper »

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