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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Today's Headlines

Companies show innovation can still be focus for the ophthalmology sector

SAN DIEGO — The Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS) and the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS; Reston, Virginia) took place here last week. As always, innovative technology for cataract and refractive surgery was clearly evident at both of these meetings. These new technologies not only promise to significantly improve patient outcomes but also will boost the profitability of the ophthalmic surgeon and the manufacturers as well.

Warning! The 15-day rule for FDA 483s

Device makers are by now quite aware that FDA-inspected firms have 15 working days to respond to an inspectional form 483, but is this always consistently applied? It would appear not. Whether that difference makes a difference in the issuance of warning letters is tough to know, but one might think there are reasons for misgivings. (MDD Perspectives)

Google faces potential challenges, roadblocks in getting Glass adopted

When Jay Zuerndorfer, a student researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) received the opportunity to develop an application for Google Glass it was like a dream come true. Zuerndorfer and a research team from Georgia Tech were able to create speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass while a second person speaks directly into a smart phone.

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