Patient

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Patient positioning device, diagnostic imaging/radiotherapy, pelvis
  • Class:
  • Class 1
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Medical device

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • Patient positioning device, diagnostic imaging/radiotherapy, pelvis
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Dept. of Health,Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia
  • Authorization number:
  • 219886
  • Last update:
  • 08-10-2017

Public Assessment Report

Public Summary

Summary for ARTG Entry:

219886

MD Solutions Australasia Pty Ltd - Patient positioning device, diagnostic imaging/radiotherapy, pelvis

ARTG entry for

Medical Device Included Class 1

Sponsor

MD Solutions Australasia Pty Ltd

Postal Address

Unit 1/16-18 Tennyson Street,WILLIAMSTOWN NORTH, VIC, 3016

Australia

ARTG Start Date

5/02/2014

Product category

Medical Device Class 1

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

Orfit Industries NV

Vosveld 9A

Wijnegem, , B-2110

Belgium

Products

1. Patient positioning device, diagnostic imaging/radiotherapy, pelvis

Product Type

Single Device Product

Effective date

5/02/2014

GMDN

40901 Patient positioning device, diagnostic imaging/radiotherapy, pelvis

Intended purpose

A device specifically designed to ensure adequate positioning and immobilization of the patient's abdomen

and pelvic area during imaging procedures, image guided surgical or interventional procedures, and/or

radiation therapy procedures. It is also used to facilitate reproducible positioning for serial imaging studies

or serial radiation therapy treatments.

Specific Conditions

No Specific Conditions included on Record

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My statement on the #FDA’s new efforts to strengthen the agency’s medical device cybersecurity program as part of our mission to protect patients  http://go.usa.gov/xPBK2 pic.twitter.com/8w5m5itceW

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My statement on the #FDA’s new efforts to strengthen the agency’s medical device cybersecurity program as part of our mission to protect patients http://go.usa.gov/xPBK2  pic.twitter.com/8w5m5itceW

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27-9-2018

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27-9-2018

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24-9-2018

aimed at determining how best to assess safety and effectiveness of digital health technologies without inhibiting patient access. Click on the link to register:  https://bit.ly/2pxdczF 

aimed at determining how best to assess safety and effectiveness of digital health technologies without inhibiting patient access. Click on the link to register: https://bit.ly/2pxdczF 

aimed at determining how best to assess safety and effectiveness of digital health technologies without inhibiting patient access. Click on the link to register: https://bit.ly/2pxdczF 

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-9-2018

This year's #PEAC2018 Topic: How the FDA can use patient-generated data from sources like  activity trackers, social media, and patient registries to better  understand their needs.  Click the link for more information about the upcoming meeting:  https:/

This year's #PEAC2018 Topic: How the FDA can use patient-generated data from sources like activity trackers, social media, and patient registries to better understand their needs. Click the link for more information about the upcoming meeting: https:/

This year's #PEAC2018 Topic: How the FDA can use patient-generated data from sources like activity trackers, social media, and patient registries to better understand their needs. Click the link for more information about the upcoming meeting: https://bit.ly/2MUNqhU 

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-9-2018

#FDA announces the 2nd Patient Engagement Advisory Committee meeting on November 15th at the Hilton Hotel in Gaithersburg, MD.

#FDA announces the 2nd Patient Engagement Advisory Committee meeting on November 15th at the Hilton Hotel in Gaithersburg, MD.

#FDA announces the 2nd Patient Engagement Advisory Committee meeting on November 15th at the Hilton Hotel in Gaithersburg, MD.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

19-9-2018

#FDA issues final guidance with recommendations for labeling and safety testing of #heparin  containing medical devices and device-led combination products to help  reduce the risk of patient injury. To read the guidance, click here:  https://go.usa.gov/x

#FDA issues final guidance with recommendations for labeling and safety testing of #heparin containing medical devices and device-led combination products to help reduce the risk of patient injury. To read the guidance, click here: https://go.usa.gov/x

#FDA issues final guidance with recommendations for labeling and safety testing of #heparin containing medical devices and device-led combination products to help reduce the risk of patient injury. To read the guidance, click here: https://go.usa.gov/xP2VB  #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/hsdX5ylKPu

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

19-9-2018

 12th Pharmacovigilance stakeholder forum, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 24-Sep-2018, To: 24-Sep-2018

12th Pharmacovigilance stakeholder forum, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 24-Sep-2018, To: 24-Sep-2018

This forum brings together regulators with patients, healthcare professionals and industry, to take stock of what we have achieved and what needs to be the focus over the coming years.

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

17-9-2018

 European Medicines Agency (EMA) Human Scientific Committees' Working Parties with Patients’ and Consumers’ Organisations (PCWP) and with Healthcare Professionals’ Organisations (HCPWP), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 25-Sep-2018, To: 25-Sep

European Medicines Agency (EMA) Human Scientific Committees' Working Parties with Patients’ and Consumers’ Organisations (PCWP) and with Healthcare Professionals’ Organisations (HCPWP), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 25-Sep-2018, To: 25-Sep

This joint Patients' and Consumers' Working Party (PCWP) and Healthcare Professionals' Working Party (HCPWP) meeting will include results of the 2017 EMA perception survey. EMA regulatory science to 2025 will be discussed together with updates on Good Pharmacovigilance Practices (GVP). The Topic Group on Digital media and health will feedback to the working parties’ members. Participants will also receive an update on ongoing work on electronic product information and on availability of authorised med...

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

17-9-2018

 European Medicines Agency (EMA) Human Scientific Committees' Working Parties with Patients’ and Consumers’ Organisations (PCWP), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 25-Sep-2018, To: 25-Sep-2018

European Medicines Agency (EMA) Human Scientific Committees' Working Parties with Patients’ and Consumers’ Organisations (PCWP), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 25-Sep-2018, To: 25-Sep-2018

This Patients' and Consumers' Working Party (PCWP) plenary meeting will include discussions on patient engagement along the regulatory lifecycle and visibility of patient input throughout scientific procedures. Feedback will also be given from the representatives of the Scientific Committees.

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

12-9-2018

 Risk management plan information day, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 25-Oct-2018, To: 25-Oct-2018

Risk management plan information day, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 25-Oct-2018, To: 25-Oct-2018

This information day will update participants on the Agency’s medicine risk management activities and provide advice to marketing authorisation holders and applicants on drafting a risk management plan (RMP) in view of the full implementation of the second revision of the RMP template after the transitional period has elapsed. It will also provide an opportunity for an exchange of experiences with this template between regulators and industry. A dedicated session will discuss the streamlining of safety s...

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

7-9-2018

Newsletter:  Human medicines highlights - September 2018

Newsletter: Human medicines highlights - September 2018

This newsletter is addressed primarily to organisations representing patients, consumers and healthcare professionals. It provides a summary of key information relating to medicines for human use published during the previous month by the European Medicines Agency.

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

7-9-2018

 2018 Annual workshop of the European Network of Paediatric Research at the European Medicines Agency (Enpr-EMA), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 07-Jun-2018, To: 07-Jun-2018

2018 Annual workshop of the European Network of Paediatric Research at the European Medicines Agency (Enpr-EMA), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 07-Jun-2018, To: 07-Jun-2018

Enpr-EMA will hold its tenth annual workshop on 7-8 June 2018 at EMA. The workshop brings relevant stakeholders together to discuss requirements, barriers and opportunities for the conduct of high-quality clinical studies in children. The overall theme of this year’s workshop will be a ‘holistic approach to paediatric research’. Highlights of this year’s workshop include: i) short perspectives of the various stakeholders involved in paediatric research (patient/young people advisory groups, research netw...

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

5-9-2018

Access is a matter of public health. Facilitating dialogue between device makers and payors during planning phase of clinical trials can expedite patient access to safe, effective devices; esp. through collection of clinical evidence that informs regulato

Access is a matter of public health. Facilitating dialogue between device makers and payors during planning phase of clinical trials can expedite patient access to safe, effective devices; esp. through collection of clinical evidence that informs regulato

Access is a matter of public health. Facilitating dialogue between device makers and payors during planning phase of clinical trials can expedite patient access to safe, effective devices; esp. through collection of clinical evidence that informs regulatory and coverage decisions

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

5-9-2018

Patients may not have access to an #FDA approved or cleared device in the absence of adequate coverage. That’s why we’re expanding our work with private payors to help narrow the time it takes for payors to make a coverage determination on new medical dev

Patients may not have access to an #FDA approved or cleared device in the absence of adequate coverage. That’s why we’re expanding our work with private payors to help narrow the time it takes for payors to make a coverage determination on new medical dev

Patients may not have access to an #FDA approved or cleared device in the absence of adequate coverage. That’s why we’re expanding our work with private payors to help narrow the time it takes for payors to make a coverage determination on new medical devices

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

5-9-2018

In today’s FDA Voice Blog, I highlight our work to help address a potential road block to timely patient access to medical devices – payor coverage decisions. We want to be a partner in helping facilitate efficient access to beneficial innovations  https:

In today’s FDA Voice Blog, I highlight our work to help address a potential road block to timely patient access to medical devices – payor coverage decisions. We want to be a partner in helping facilitate efficient access to beneficial innovations https:

In today’s FDA Voice Blog, I highlight our work to help address a potential road block to timely patient access to medical devices – payor coverage decisions. We want to be a partner in helping facilitate efficient access to beneficial innovations https://go.usa.gov/xPcyB 

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

5-9-2018

FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, along with the University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation will be hosting a workshop on #PatientEngagement in Real-World Evidence Lessons and Best Practices for medica

FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, along with the University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation will be hosting a workshop on #PatientEngagement in Real-World Evidence Lessons and Best Practices for medica

FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, along with the University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation will be hosting a workshop on #PatientEngagement in Real-World Evidence Lessons and Best Practices for medical devices on Sept. 9th

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

3-9-2018

Webinar: TGA fast track approval of prescription medicines: Information for health professionals

Webinar: TGA fast track approval of prescription medicines: Information for health professionals

To provide health professionals with information on how new pathways will contribute to providing treatment for patients with serious and life threatening conditions

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia