Archive for April, 2023


FDA Issues Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Enabled Device Software Functions Draft Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued its draft guidance entitled “Marketing Submission Recommendations for a Predetermined Change Control Plan for Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Enabled Device Software Functions.” The draft guidance follows the passage of the Food and Drug Omnibus Reform Act of 2022 (FDORA), which explicitly authorized the…

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The European Commission Proposes First Major Overhaul of the EU Medicines Regulatory Framework in 20 Years

On 26 April 2023, the European Commission published two legislative proposals – a new Regulation 2023/0131 and a new Directive 2023/0132 – to replace the current EU regulatory framework for all medicines (including those for rare diseases and for children). The Directive contains all the requirements for authorisation, monitoring, labelling and regulatory protection, placing…

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FDA’s Final Q&A Guidance on Risk-Based Monitoring of Clinical Trials Provides Additional Recommendations for Sponsors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized its guidance, “A Risk-Based Approach to Monitoring of Clinical Investigations” (the “2023 RBM Guidance”) which follows up on the Agency’s March 2019 draft guidance (the “Draft Guidance”) of the same name and expands on (but does not supersede) the FDA’s August…

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The Long (Un)Winding Road Part 2: FDA’s Final Transition Guidances for COVID-19 Devices

On March 24, 2023, the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health announced the issuance of two much anticipated final guidances that describe the Agency’s transition plans for medical devices that fall within certain COVID-19 enforcement policies or that were issued emergency use authorizations (“EUA”s): Transition Plan for Medical Devices…

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US Artificial Intelligence Regulations: Watch List for 2023

Companies are developing, deploying, and interacting with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies more than ever. At Goodwin, we are keeping a close eye on any regulations that may affect companies operating in this cutting-edge space. For companies operating in Europe, the landscape is governed by a number of in force and…

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