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Guidelines for Medical Device Safety Testing – AAMI TIR62354:2015

Our Associate Dale Hallerberg provided a short note about this recently published AAMI Guideline on Medical Device Safety Testing. AAMI has published Technical Information Report (TIR) 62354:2015 “General testing procedures for medical electrical equipment”.  This report is available from AAMI at http://my.aami.org/store/SearchResults.aspx?searchterm=62354&searchoption=ALL. This document is identical to the IEC TR 62354:2014 published last September, and gives detailed [...]

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510(k) Workshop at 10X Conference

On May 4, 2015 in San Diego, I, Leo Eisner, am presenting along with 2 other experts in the field on the 510(k) process. The 10X Conference is from May 4 – 6, 2015 at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley.  It would be great to meet you at this workshop or the entire conference [...]

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IEC 60601-1-2:2014 (4th ed.) What is the Impact of this Puzzle on Your Product Design?

This is a summary of some of the changes in EMC requirements of IEC 60601-1-2, 4th ed. & a discussion of timing of requirements in different world regions. Darryl Ray, of Darryl Ray EMC Consulting, provided the technical and regulatory content for this Blog Post.  Thx for your insight Darryl! What is the impact of [...]

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Pre-release of IEC 60601-2-52 1st ed + Amendment 1 – Medical Beds

This post is the early release of IEC 60601-2-52, 1st ed. + Amendment 1 (A1) before being issued as an International Standard (IS).  It is currently available as an FDIS (Final Draft International Standard) for purchase from IEC.  IEC website states: “By purchasing this FDIS now, you will automatically receive, in addition, the final publication.”  [...]

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OSHA NRTL’s approved for AAMI ES 60601-1 3rd edition + Amendment 1 (or edition 3.1)

  This post discusses NRTL’s approved for AAMI ES 60601-1 3rd ed. + A1 & can issue NRTL Marks vs which are in process. There has been a lot of activity from OSHA with respect to the NRTL (Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory) program of late for medical device testing.  UL 60601-1 is still an approved [...]