Closed-ended

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Closed-ended non-wearable urine collection bag, sterile
  • Class:
  • Class Is
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Medical device

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • Closed-ended non-wearable urine collection bag, sterile
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Dept. of Health,Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia
  • Authorization number:
  • 219376
  • Last update:
  • 08-10-2017

Public Assessment Report

Public Summary

Summary for ARTG Entry:

219376

Convatec Australia Pty Ltd - Closed-ended non-wearable urine collection bag, sterile

ARTG entry for

Medical Device Included Class Is

Sponsor

ConvaTec Australia Pty Ltd

Postal Address

PO Box 63,MULGRAVE, VIC, 3170

Australia

ARTG Start Date

20/01/2014

Product category

Medical Device Class Is

Status

Active

Approval area

Medical Devices

Conditions

- The inclusion of the kind of device in the ARTG is subject to compliance with all conditions placed or imposed on the ARTG entry. Refer Part 4-5,

Division 2 (Conditions) of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and Part 5, Division 5.2 (Conditions) of the Therapeutic Goods (Medical Devices) Regulations

2002 for relevant information.

- Breaching conditions of the inclusion related to the device of the kind may lead to suspension or cancellation of the ARTG entry; may be a criminal

offence; and civil penalties may apply.

Manufacturers

Name

Address

Convatec Limited

Unit 20 1st Avenue Deeside Industrial Park

Deeside, Flintshire, CH5 2NU

Products

1. Closed-ended non-wearable urine collection bag, sterile

Product Type

Single Device Product

Effective date

20/01/2014

GMDN

58917 Closed-ended non-wearable urine collection bag, sterile

Intended purpose

The Drainage Bag is intended to be used for the collection of urine from an indwelling urinary catheter or

male external incontinence sheath.

Specific Conditions

No Specific Conditions included on Record

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Danish Medicines Agency

28-9-2017

The IMA will be closed from 11 AM on Friday

The IMA will be closed from 11 AM on Friday

The IMA will be closed from 11 AM on Friday 29 September due to a staff meeting. If necessary call +354 899 6962.

IMA - Icelandic Medicines Agency

2-6-2017

Additional Risk Minimisation Measures (aRMM)

Additional Risk Minimisation Measures (aRMM)

From 1 June 2017 IMA will take seven days to ensure that all relevant documents are enclosed in an application for aRMM evaluation. This is done to facilitate IMAs review of the material.

IMA - Icelandic Medicines Agency

21-10-2018

The MQSA was intended to address mammography quality concerns and it’s been a huge success. Image quality has improved, radiation dose has declined and equipment violations have all but disappeared. Today the 5-year breast cancer survival rate is 95%-99%,

The MQSA was intended to address mammography quality concerns and it’s been a huge success. Image quality has improved, radiation dose has declined and equipment violations have all but disappeared. Today the 5-year breast cancer survival rate is 95%-99%,

The MQSA was intended to address mammography quality concerns and it’s been a huge success. Image quality has improved, radiation dose has declined and equipment violations have all but disappeared. Today the 5-year breast cancer survival rate is 95%-99%, up from 84% in 1995.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10-10-2018

As Hurricane #Michael nears land, take shelter & stay safe.

Follow weather updates on your phone or radio.

 In a tornado WARNING, go to an interior, windowless room.

 If water comes in, go to the highest floor that’s not flooded but do NOT enter a clos

As Hurricane #Michael nears land, take shelter & stay safe. Follow weather updates on your phone or radio. In a tornado WARNING, go to an interior, windowless room. If water comes in, go to the highest floor that’s not flooded but do NOT enter a clos

As Hurricane #Michael nears land, take shelter & stay safe. Follow weather updates on your phone or radio. In a tornado WARNING, go to an interior, windowless room. If water comes in, go to the highest floor that’s not flooded but do NOT enter a closed attic. pic.twitter.com/KD5WZ7gamP

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

26-9-2018

The single-use internal condom (formerly the single-use female condom) is the only female-controlled barrier method intended to provide protection against pregnancy & STI transmission. Check out the FDA's birth control guide:  https://go.usa.gov/xPDQw  #M

The single-use internal condom (formerly the single-use female condom) is the only female-controlled barrier method intended to provide protection against pregnancy & STI transmission. Check out the FDA's birth control guide: https://go.usa.gov/xPDQw  #M

The single-use internal condom (formerly the single-use female condom) is the only female-controlled barrier method intended to provide protection against pregnancy & STI transmission. Check out the FDA's birth control guide: https://go.usa.gov/xPDQw  #MedicalDevices

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-9-2018

Scientific guideline:  Reflection paper on the use of aminopenicillins and their beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations in animals in the European Union: development of resistance and impact on human and animal health, draft: consultation open

Scientific guideline: Reflection paper on the use of aminopenicillins and their beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations in animals in the European Union: development of resistance and impact on human and animal health, draft: consultation open

The objective of this document is to review available information on the use of aminopenicillins and their beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations in veterinary medicines in the EU, their effect on the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the potential impact of resistance on human and animal health. The document provides information for the risk profiling, as recommended by the Antimicrobial Advice ad hoc Expert Group (AMEG) of the EMA.

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

17-9-2018

Scientific guideline:  Concept paper on the need for revision of the guideline on the investigation of medicinal products in the term and preterm neonate - Revision 1, draft: consultation open

Scientific guideline: Concept paper on the need for revision of the guideline on the investigation of medicinal products in the term and preterm neonate - Revision 1, draft: consultation open

The Guideline on the investigation of medicinal products in the term and preterm neonates was prepared during the period from 2007 to 2009 and came into effect in 2010 (EMEA/536810/2008). Considerable experience of assessing PIP applications covering neonatal age subset has been gained since then and it has become apparent that some essential questions arise repeatedly during the assessment of Paediatric Investigation Plans (PIP) applications for products intended to be investigated and used in neonates....

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

21-8-2018

It’s #ContactLensHealthWeek! Remember to wear your contacts no longer than recommended and to replace your contact lens case once every 3 months!  https://go.usa.gov/xUskq 
#OnePairTakeCarepic.twitter.com/VRDkVPvMTR

It’s #ContactLensHealthWeek! Remember to wear your contacts no longer than recommended and to replace your contact lens case once every 3 months! https://go.usa.gov/xUskq  #OnePairTakeCarepic.twitter.com/VRDkVPvMTR

It’s #ContactLensHealthWeek! Remember to wear your contacts no longer than recommended and to replace your contact lens case once every 3 months! https://go.usa.gov/xUskq  #OnePairTakeCare pic.twitter.com/VRDkVPvMTR

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

13-8-2018

Today is Day 1 of the Pediatric Medical Device Development Public Meeting. Today we will discuss the programs, policies, and procedures at the #FDA intended to streamline evidence generation.  https://go.usa.gov/xU6rg 
#devices4kids #Pediatricspic.twitter

Today is Day 1 of the Pediatric Medical Device Development Public Meeting. Today we will discuss the programs, policies, and procedures at the #FDA intended to streamline evidence generation. https://go.usa.gov/xU6rg  #devices4kids #Pediatricspic.twitter

Today is Day 1 of the Pediatric Medical Device Development Public Meeting. Today we will discuss the programs, policies, and procedures at the #FDA intended to streamline evidence generation. https://go.usa.gov/xU6rg  #devices4kids #Pediatrics pic.twitter.com/3tXTgwPJPo

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

31-7-2018

Many medical devices for children may be approved by the Humanitarian Device Exemption pathway. Learn how the Humanitarian Device Exemption pathway program & other pathways can bring more devices intended for children to market.  http://go.usa.gov/xUvZ7 

Many medical devices for children may be approved by the Humanitarian Device Exemption pathway. Learn how the Humanitarian Device Exemption pathway program & other pathways can bring more devices intended for children to market. http://go.usa.gov/xUvZ7 

Many medical devices for children may be approved by the Humanitarian Device Exemption pathway. Learn how the Humanitarian Device Exemption pathway program & other pathways can bring more devices intended for children to market. http://go.usa.gov/xUvZ7  #Pediatrics #medicaldevice pic.twitter.com/LEaSk1efJ5

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

31-7-2018

Scientific guideline:  Draft guideline on quality, non-clinical and clinical aspects of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells, draft: consultation open

Scientific guideline: Draft guideline on quality, non-clinical and clinical aspects of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells, draft: consultation open

This guideline defines scientific principles and provides guidance for the development and evaluation of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells intended for use in humans and presented for marketing authorisation. Its focus is on the quality, nonclinical aspects and safety and efficacy requirements of genetically modified cells developed as medicinal products.

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

22-6-2018

FDA expands approval of hybrid closed loop system for monitoring and delivering insulin to pediatric patients as young as 7. #cgm #diabetes #pediatrics #fdaapproval #medicaldevice  http://go.usa.gov/xUqgQ pic.twitter.com/wZdrU6tTzf

FDA expands approval of hybrid closed loop system for monitoring and delivering insulin to pediatric patients as young as 7. #cgm #diabetes #pediatrics #fdaapproval #medicaldevice http://go.usa.gov/xUqgQ pic.twitter.com/wZdrU6tTzf

FDA expands approval of hybrid closed loop system for monitoring and delivering insulin to pediatric patients as young as 7. #cgm #diabetes #pediatrics #fdaapproval #medicaldevice http://go.usa.gov/xUqgQ  pic.twitter.com/wZdrU6tTzf

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

13-6-2018

Agenda:  Agenda and registration form - eXtended EudraVigilance medicinal product dictionary face-to-face training course, London, November 2018

Agenda: Agenda and registration form - eXtended EudraVigilance medicinal product dictionary face-to-face training course, London, November 2018

The training focuses on explaining the guidance and specifically the mandatory data elements necessary for the electronic submission of information on medicinal products, applying the format of the eXtended EudraVigilance Product Report Message (XEVPRM) and the use of the XEVMPD data entry tool (EVWEB). It includes exercises in the XEVPRM data entry tool (EVWEB) for the electronic submission and maintenance of different types of medicinal products.

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

13-6-2018

Agenda:  Agenda and registration form - eXtended EudraVigilance medicinal product dictionary face-to-face training course, London, September 2018

Agenda: Agenda and registration form - eXtended EudraVigilance medicinal product dictionary face-to-face training course, London, September 2018

The training focuses on explaining the guidance and specifically the mandatory data elements necessary for the electronic submission of information on medicinal products, applying the format of the eXtended EudraVigilance Product Report Message (XEVPRM) and the use of the XEVMPD data entry tool (EVWEB). It includes exercises in the XEVPRM data entry tool (EVWEB) for the electronic submission and maintenance of different types of medicinal products.

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

13-6-2018

Scientific guideline:  Concept paper on preparation of a revised guideline on the evaluation of medicinal products indicated for treatment of bacterial infections, draft: consultation open

Scientific guideline: Concept paper on preparation of a revised guideline on the evaluation of medicinal products indicated for treatment of bacterial infections, draft: consultation open

This concept paper proposes the development of a single guideline on the clinical evaluation of medicinal products indicated for treatment of bacterial infections. The development of this single guideline is intended to merge, revise and add to the guidance that is currently included in two separate documents as follows: guideline on the evaluation of medicinal products indicated for treatment of bacterial infections (CPMP/EWP/558/95 Rev. 2), adopted in 2011 and in force since 2012 and the addendum ...

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

21-5-2018

Prescription medicines: new or extended uses, or new combinations of registered medicines

Prescription medicines: new or extended uses, or new combinations of registered medicines

3 medicine registrations added

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia