Posts by Judy Nanthavong

Judy Nanthavong is a Senior Research Analyst at PharmSource, and specializes in covering events related to medical devices and diagnostics. Prior to joining the company as a full-time, permanent staff member, she previously worked here as a student intern. Judy holds a BS degree in Health Science, Health Systems Management from George Mason University.

PMA Approvals for Medical Devices and Diagnostics

The Devices and Diagnostics edition of the PharmSource Lead Sheet focuses on high risk devices that require Premarket Approval (PMA) from the US FDA. If we take a look at data extracted from the FDA’s database and the PharmSource Lead Sheet database, we can observe PMA approval trends over time. As shown in Figure 1, […]

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Zika Update: Vaccines in Development

On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the cluster of microcephaly cases and neurological disorders a public health emergency of international concern. Both microcephaly and neurological disorders are linked to the Zika virus. The WHO Emergency Committee also noted that given the absence of population immunity, a major cause for concern is […]

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A Closer Look at Medical Devices Approved in 2015

A great feature of the Devices & Diagnostics Edition of the PharmSource Lead Sheet is the option to find devices by medical specialty (therapeutic area). This makes it fast and easy to get the information you need. The graphs and chart below show pre-market approvals (PMAs) in CY 2015, using data from the PharmSource Lead […]

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Medical Device Opportunities:
PMA Approvals Blast Off in H1 of 2015

In addition to covering updates on clinical drug products, PharmSource’s research team also covers the clinical progress of medical devices and diagnostics. In our research of the latter, we’ve noted a dramatic upswing in premarket approvals (PMAs) in 2015 YTD. A PMA is a marketing application required for Class III medical devices, which are also […]

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Our Coverage of Medical Conferences Yields Valuable BD Info

Did you know… The PharmSource research team covers a number of professional medical research conferences so we can provide information to our clients on the latest clinical product updates. Most recently, we covered the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago, IL. By having feet on the ground at medical conferences, we’re […]

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