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One Small Step For US FDA, But Maybe A Giant Leap For SaMDs

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In a midyear update from the FDA, regulators say a retrospective review of companies in its pre-cert pilot program has concluded that evaluating a company for excellence markers could be sufficient to let software as a medical device (SaMD) onto the market. However, at least one critic says the update doesn’t answer some of the most critical questions about whether the program meets the agency's own requirements and if it creates unfair advantages for certain companies.

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