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Preclinical evaluations are often the best way to assess a medical product’s performance, and regulatory bodies often require preclinical data in product submissions.  But this type of work is also expensive. The most effective product development strategies use preclinical studies wisely. The most expensive preclinical study is the one you have to repeat.   How…

Medtech Innovators and Investors: Are You Wasting Cash In Design & Development?

Watch, listen and learn. Our 2020 AdvanSE session can help you know, and fix, the ways medtech innovators burn cash unnecessarily.    Too many promising medtech innovations and early stage companies fail unnecessarily because they run out of funding before achieving milestones required for next-round investments.    It is possible to know earlier in the…

ALung Technologies granted Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA for their Hemolung® Respiratory Assist System for the Treatment of COVID-19

A long-time customer of GCMI and T3 Labs, ALung Technologies, has recently announced that they have received FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for their Hemolung® Respiratory Assist System (RAS), the world’s first fully-integrated respiratory dialysis system. This system removes carbon dioxide directly from the blood, allowing the patient’s lungs to rest and heal while avoiding…

Behind the scenes: what it takes to keep an industry leading preclinical CRO running right

GCMI’s Facilities Director Hugh Lambert has spent 11 years ensuring the efficiency of building operations and equipment, maintenance, and facilities management. He uses his 40+ years of experience along with his team to keep our industry leading 31,000 square foot preclinical facility performing at the highest of standards  for our medtech and life science customers. …

Free webcast: Importance of gross pathology and histopathology in a preclinical study

Gross and histopathology are very important aspects of preclinical research. They can be crucial endpoints for safety and toxicity studies. Oftentimes, they help determine whether adverse events were device related. Laboratory veterinarians that write preclinical veterinary reports rely on pathologists to help explain some in-life clinical observations. Regulatory guidance documents also require that preclinical protocols…

What is a 510(k)? Medtech regulatory expert Grace Powers answers some frequently asked questions about the common, but tricky, regulatory submission and clearance for new medical technologies.

A significant number of innovative medical technologies fall into FDA’s Class II classification, the vast majority of which require an FDA 510(k) submission. What exactly is a 510(k)? What types of products fall into the Class II, 510(k) category?   Grace Powers, principal consultant with Powers Regulatory Consulting, has 20 years of industry experience in…

What is verification and validation in medical product development?

Medical product design verification and validation activities (called “Phase 3” and “Phase 4” at GCMI) typically come after a design phase (called “Phase 2” at GCMI). At the completion of the design phase, a product will have well-defined design inputs, plus fully described design features and manufacturing methods. Design verification and validation then takes this…

Our Process: What is the Design and Development Phase at GCMI?

In the context of GCMI’s phase-gated product development process the “Design and Development” phase (also called “Phase 2” at GCMI) typically follows a Project Planning phase (called “Phase 1” at GCMI). At the completion of project planning, innovators have determined what work is required to take the technology from prototype to product. The Design and…

“What makes a high quality preclinical study final report?” – FREE Webcast

The timely review of your GLP preclinical final report is very important. However, timelines are tight, and yours is not the only study that a reviewer might be working on. How do you make the report detailed, yet easy to read? What elements must be present? What common mistakes should you be certain to avoid?…

What does the Project Planning process for medtech innovation look like?

Where does Medtech Project Planning fit in with Product Development and why is it important? Let’s review the basic steps for successful Project Planning.   What is Project Planning? Project planning, also referred to as “Phase 1” at GCMI, follows directly after the feasibility phase, “Phase Zero.”  Phase 1 is the beginning of the formal…