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NAMSA First to Receive FDA ASCA Accreditation for Medical Device Biocompatibility Testing

Medical device and diagnostic manufacturers seeking acceleration of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval may benefit from one of two purpose-built FDA programs: 1) the Breakthrough Devices Program; and 2) the Safer Technologies Program (STeP). The benefits of these programs are substantial for manufacturers who apply, qualify and are granted designation by FDA.

Star Tribune Interview with CEO, Christophe Berthoux: NAMSA in Growth Mode under New Leadership

NAMSA, the Ohio-based medical device testing and consulting firm with a long history in the Twin Cities, is ratcheting up its deal-making following a transaction last year that put the company in new hands.

FDA CDRH Announces New Resource for Medical Device Biocompatibility Assessments 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) announced on March 18 that it is now offering  an electronic Biocompatibility Assessment Resource Center intended to provide guidance for addressing and evaluating the biocompatibility of medical devices. 

Industry Update: Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment

As discussed in NAMSA’s December 19 blog post, “The Evolution of the Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment,” ASCA is an assessment created by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following amendments to Section 514 by the FDA Reauthorization 95 Act of 2017 (FDARA). The assessment was initiated as part of the enactment of the Medical Device User Fee 96 Amendments of 2017 (MDUFA IV).

FDA Releases New Draft Guidance for Biocompatibility of Devices in Contact with Intact Skin

On October 15, 2020, the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new draft guidance, “Select Updates for Biocompatibility of Certain Devices in Contact with Intact Skin,” which is intended to add or supersede applicable sections of the 2016 biocompatibility guidance (recently updated in 2020), “Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices-Part 1: Evaluation and … Continued

NAMSA Expands European Medical Device Testing Solutions with DAkkS DIN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 Accreditation in Germany

Tuesday, October 8, 2019–FRANKFURT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NAMSA®, the world’s only Medical Research Organization (MRO) that accelerates medical device development through integrated testing, clinical research, and reimbursement and regulatory consulting services, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 accreditation by DAkkS. DAkkS, the sole national accreditation body for the Federal Republic … Continued

NAMSA Launches Online Biocompatibility Strategy Application to Streamline Development Efforts for Global Medical Device Manufacturers

August 28, 2018 – TOLEDO, OHIO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – NAMSA®, the world’s only Medical Research Organization (MRO) that accelerates medical device development through integrated laboratory testing, clinical research and regulatory consulting services is pleased to announce the launch of its new online development application,  the NAMSA Biocompatibility Strategy Navigator. This first-of-a-kind web-based resource assists device manufacturers to … Continued

NAMSA Expands Medical Device Testing Services in Germany to Increase Access to Accelerated Product Development

The world’s only Medical Research Organization brings 50 years of testing leadership to Germany with new Analytical Services Laboratory. FRANKFURT, GERMANY – February 1, 2018 – NAMSA, the world’s only Medical Research Organization (MRO) that accelerates medical device development through integrated testing, clinical research and regulatory consulting services, is pleased to announce the launch of … Continued

Utilizing Biological Risk Assessments and Chemical Characterization to Reduce Medical Device Development Timelines

Medical device manufacturers producing devices that involve patient contact are required to perform biological safety evaluations, which may include the need for biocompatibility tests to ensure patient safety, as specified by ISO 10993. On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) expanded and clarified how manufacturers should comply with the ISO 10993-1 … Continued

NAMSA Announces New Online Test Selection Tool to Support Global Medical Device Manufacturers

TOLEDO, OHIO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – NAMSA®, the world’s only Medical Research Organization (MRO) that accelerates medical device development through integrated laboratory, clinical and consulting services is pleased to announce its newly-released online test selection tool, NAMSA Test Navigator, to fully support global medical device manufacturers’ testing requirements.  The Test Navigator was built to provide … Continued