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Elizabeth Orr

Washington, DC
Elizabeth Orr focuses on legal affairs affecting the medical device industry. Before joining Informa in September 2015, she spent three years spent reporting on all things device-related at FDANews. She remains fascinated by the ever-changing master class on technology, government regulations, advances in health care and more that is covering the device industry. Elizabeth’s past employers include DecisionHealth (formerly UCG); the Society of Interventional Radiology; and the Washington Examiner.  A graduate of the College of Journalism at the University of Maryland College Park, she lives in Arlington, Va., with her husband and children.
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Device Week, March 22, 2019 – Goings-On At US FDA

In this week’s podcast, senior reporters Elizabeth Orr and Ferdous Al-Faruque give a quick rundown of FDA goings-on the device industry should keep a sharp eye on, including a reorganization of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, remarks from outgoing agency head Scott Gottlieb on laboratory developed tests, and news from a recent FDA neurological devices advisory panel meeting.

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Neuro Devices Panel Skeptical On Alzheimer’s Treatment

The US FDA neurological devices panel on March 21 found significant faults with Neuronix’s de novo application for its neuroAD Alzheimer’s treatment system. A key concern was that the device missed its primary endpoint in the pivotal trial.

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Beyond Mad Cow: FDA’s Updated Animal Component Guidance Looks To Limit Spread Of More Diseases

US FDA has updated a final guidance on the use of animal components in medical devices. The new version incorporates precautions intended to limit the transmission of a wider range of diseases, while the original focused on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow) disease.

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FDA Tells Providers To Limit Use Of Paclitaxel-Coated Stents

New US FDA analysis of paclitaxel-coated devices to treat peripheral arterial disease matches previous reports of an increased death risk tied to use of the devices. The agency is encouraging providers to look to other treatment options while analysis continues.

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FDA Device Center Reorg Set To Roll Out This Week

US FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health will finally launch a long-planned reorganization that will see agency staff grouped by device types, rather than by stage in the device-review cycle. The reorganization begins this week and should be complete by Sept. 30.

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4C Medical Plans First Early Feasibility Study For An Implantable In Japan

4C Medical plans to conduct both an early feasibility study and the pivotal trial for its mitral regurgitation treatment device simultaneously in Japan, the US and Canada. The company says the study is the first early feasibility study in Japan for an implantable device.

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