Final Rule Updates and Clarifies Medical Device Classification


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Final Rule to the Federal Register on December 17, 2018. It will update 21 CFR 860: “Medical Device Classification Procedures” and will implement changes required by the 2012 FDA Safety and Innovation Act’s (FDASIA) amendment to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).

Optimizing eConsent for Patient Centricity Webinar December 13, 2018


Do you understand the difference between consent and centricity? Perhaps you already know that patient centricity is the process where the patient has control over information and are free to make choices they are comfortable with. Learn from subject matter experts about challenges to integrating patient centricity into clinical trials and how eConsent supports subject comprehension and decision making. Our own Sandra “SAM” Sather and an expert panel present information to help you support patient centricity with eConsent.

CTTI Released New Recommendations for Investigator Qualifications


The regulations require investigators to have appropriate qualifications, but how to define it is not thoroughly described. Generally, sponsors or CROs have chosen to define qualification as completing training on Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Although having a knowledge of GCP is essential, the current method of training is not effective.

Proposed Rule Issued: IRB Waiver of Informed Consent


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register, “Institutional Review Board Waiver or Alteration of Informed Consent for Minimal Risk Clinical Investigations.” The NPRM seeks to amend regulations 21 CFR Parts 50, 312, and 812 in alignment with provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).