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Vertex Pharmaceuticals, CRISPR Therapeutics gene-editing therapy to undergo FDA advisory committee review
An FDA advisory committee is scheduled to meet on October 31 to discuss and make recommendations on Vertex Pharmaceuticals' and CRISPR Therapeutics’ CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing-based therapy, exagamglogene autotemcel.
October 30, 2023
GeninCode files pre-market notification with FDA for cardiovascular risk assessment test
The filing is part of GeninCode’s effort to expand its U.S. commercial distribution of CIC-SCORE; the company filed its pre-submission for GeninCode with the FDA last year.
August 18, 2023
OIG: FDA recommendations for future pandemics
OIG offered numerous recommendations to manage such infectious disease emergencies, saying the FDA should access and, when appropriate, revise its guidance for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) submissions for tests.
September 21, 2022
Cue Health requests FDA de novo clearance for at-home flu test
Clearance would permit the test to be used at home and elsewhere at the point-of-care (POC).
September 1, 2022
FDA issues updated reagent, instrument guidance
The agency said that it revised the current guidance to include point-of-care in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices in certain situations, flowcharts, updates to examples, and further clarification of terminology.
August 15, 2022
Natera files presubmission with FDA for NIPT test
According to the FDA, Q-Subs can serve as helpful tools in the premarket submission process.
August 10, 2022
Abionic nabs IVDR certification for sepsis test
The device detects pancreatic stone protein, an early marker for sepsis, allowing for its identification in about five minutes, Abionic said.
August 8, 2022
I-calQ receives 9th patent for smartphone POC testing
I-calQ's technology uses the smartphone as a processor. Its camera is used to read a disposable test strip cassette, and a proprietary app that analyzes, calibrates, and quantifies results in about 10 minutes. It also has the ability to upload the data immediately.
January 14, 2021
MDIC releases IVD regulatory decision-making framework
The framework is designed to help the IVD industry and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) better incorporate real-world data into development and regulatory decisions for IVD products. It also outlines the designs and statistical methods needed in order to generate real-world evidence for regulatory submissions.
August 23, 2020
HHS: FDA review not needed for coronavirus LDTs
In the guidance, the HHS said that the FDA will not require labs to go through premarket review of LDTs for COVID-19 before they can be used on patients. Labs can choose to seek emergency use authorization (EUA) from the FDA if they wish, and the agency will adjudicate these submissions.
August 19, 2020
Abbott unveils lab-based COVID-19 antibody blood test
The IgG antibody test will be available initially on Abbott's Architect i1000SR and i2000SR laboratory instruments, which can run up to 100-200 tests per hour, according to the vendor. The firm is also working to add the test to its new Alinity i platform.
April 15, 2020
Myriad files companion BRCA test in prostate cancer
The test detects and classifies variants of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in whole blood specimens. An application for Lynparza, which is a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor marketed by AstraZeneca and Merck, in the second-line treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) with suspected deleterious germline or somatic gene mutations has been accepted by the FDA. The filing has priority review with the agency, and a user fee date has been set for the second quarter.
January 20, 2020
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