13 Apr 2021

US agencies call for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine

US Health authorities have called for the country to halt the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after reports of extremely rare blood clotting cases. The Food and Drug Administration called for the pause, stating that it was acting out of an abundance of caution. Six cases of

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18 Mar 2021

FDA Approves VA-Made 3D-Printed Hearing Device for South Carolina Veteran

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Veteran’s Affairs Department’s request to implement experimental technology, a 3D printed hearing device, in treatment for a 76-year-old veteran patient experiencing a rare form of hearing loss. The VA’s 3D printed device was created in collaboration with other entities and may

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15 Apr 2020

NIH, FDA and VA 3D-Printing Collaboration Turns to Ventilator Parts

A collaboration between the National Institute of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and the Veterans Affairs Department has already produced 12 different personal protective equipment (PPE) designs that have been approved for clinical use. The 3D printing partnership achieved this in just a matter of weeks, aiding healthcare workers on

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01 Apr 2020

FDA, NIH, VA Partner to Accelerate 3D-Printed Protective Gear for COVID-19 Response

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Veterans Affairs Department (VA), and the National Institutes of Health recently joined together to accelerate 3D printing and other advanced manufacturing technologies in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. The collaboration is a Memorandum of Understanding that formalizes the process through

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07 Oct 2019

DHS and FDA warn about much broader impact of Urgent/11 vulnerabilities

Urgent/11, a range of security vulnerabilities that were initially thought to impact only the VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS), actually put many more systems at risk, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned last week. Earlier this year, security researchers with

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28 Jun 2019

FDA Warns Of Dangerous Cybersecurity Hacking Risk With Connected Medical Devices

A recent warning by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on insulin pumps produced by Medtronic MiniMed underscores how insecure Internet-connected devices in the healthcare industry can put patients at risk. Medtronic is recalling a number of its insulin pumps because they have a vulnerability that “allows a potential

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