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Can an OSHA NRTL Certify to ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005/(R)2012 with Amendments Yet?

This article discusses OSHA’s release of ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005/(R)2012 + Amendments & timing of @ least 1 NRTL’s authorization to use it. On 27 March 2014 OSHA announced thru a Federal Register Final Notice that they are incorporating new test standards into the list of ‘Appropriate NRTL* Program Test Standards’.  With this announcement they have officially [...]

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IEC 60601-1-2, 4th ed. (Electromagnetic disturbances in M.E.E. Environment) recently published

The fourth edition of IEC 60601-1-2 was published on 25 February 2014.  It constitutes a significant change in the standard from the third edition of the standard which was published back in 2007.

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When will FDA Issue Guidance Document on AAMI ES 60601-1, 3rd ed. + Amendment 1?

That’s a really good question and the answer is sooner than I would have thought.  Especially since the draft guidance has been pushed forward and then pushed back aside so many times internally at FDA it is really hard to know if this time it will truly happen or not.  I would hazard to guess [...]

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What is the Scope of IEC 60601-1:2005 (3rd edition)?

This blog will help you determine if and how the IEC 60601-1 Standard applies to your medical electrical product.  Definitions, third-party testing, etc. discussed. One of the first questions clients ask before a project starts is, “Does this medical electrical product fall under IEC 60601-1?” Another common question clients ask is whether IEC 60601-1 applies to battery operated [...]

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Where is EU headed with Proposed Medical Device Regulations by ENVI?

The answer seems to be in the direction of a US FDA Style review process for some higher class devices (Class IIb & III) which means longer time to market and more hurdles to get past for these types of devices.  Note, this issue is not set in stone and you should read some of the [...]