This week’s roundup brings you the latest from the Life Science industry. In the news, we see the potential implications of Trump’s FDA pick on the medtech and biotech industries. Then, an article from MPO magazine sheds light on the benefits and best practices for corrective actions in the Life Sciences. Finally, EtQ’s blog guides us through everything you need to know when considering cloud software for your Life Science solution.
Could Trump’s Pick for FDA Mean Faster Approval?
Author: Amanda Pedersen via the Qmed Blog
President Trump’s pick to run the FDA is Scott Gottlieb, who advocates for regulatory transparency and faster FDA approvals. He has won over many medtech professionals with his advocacy for the development of medical technology.
However, some critics are concerned with the amount of business connections Gottlieb has with the biotech and medtech industries, which seems to be a hesitation in terms of Senate approval.
For more on what this appointment means for the Life Sciences, read the article here.
Cheat Sheet for Corrective Actions in the Life Sciences
Author: Alexa Sussman via MPO Magazine
Corrective actions are a critical function of medical device production, but outdated systems can slow down processes and lead to errors. This article outlines some of the benefits of automating corrective actions:
- Increasing visibility and traceability
- Building accountability through collaboration
- Reducing risk
- Improving audit readiness
For a best practice guide to using corrective actions to achieve these benefits, read the article here.
Security in the Cloud—A Buyer’s Guide for the Life Sciences
Author: Alexandre Alain via the EtQ Blog
Cloud-based quality management software is a major player in the Life Science game these days. It’s important for organizations to really understand the potential benefits and risks associated with moving to a cloud-based system.
This post explores those benefits and risks, with the following key takeaways:
- Cloud software is very valuable as a form of outsourcing IT needs.
- Security guarantees can be included in contracts to protect important and sensitive information.
- Many aspects of your business may benefit from the cloud either by adding value or lowering costs.
For a more detailed breakdown, read the full post here.