In addition, FDA noted nonconformance with regards to section 501(h) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. 351(h), due to deficiencies of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) requirements of the Quality System (QS) regulation found at 21 C.F.R. Part at 21 C.F.R. Part 820. These deviations include, but are not limited to, the following:
Failure to validate the device software for the RTVue OCT with NDB, software versions 3.5 and 4.0 as required by 21 CFR 820.30(g). Specifically: “a. Software 3.5 Version C, was tested between [redacted]. The test result shows a failure with sequence [redacted]. The failure was identified as [redacted], unreasonable video baseline, known “bug”.
Verification and Validation for Version D was approved on [redacted] to address the test result identified from the testing of software Version Verification and Validation testing was performed on software 3.5 Version D, on [redacted]. The report identifies a “Remaining Defect List” and Number [redacted] is identified as “Critical”, “Spectrometer Motor Error!” This software version was released on [redacted] without addressing defect number [redacted] and without supporting documentation software defect number [redacted] was corrected.
Verification and Validation test results/raw data for software 4.0, Version B, were performed on [redacted] and [redacted]. Sections of the test data were not performed, unsigned, and/or missing as follows: I. Section 16 – Cornea Module, not performed. II. Section 11 – Gridline Examine and Analyze, not performed. III. Section 10.2 – Verify [redacted] new function, unsigned and undated. IV. Section 15 – Combined Progression of [redacted] and [redacted] scans, a test sequence was not performed. V. Unidentified Section, raw test data missing. This test section is signed-off by an employee, with a completion date of [redacted].
Electronic sign-off copy of the Verification and Validation Report for software 4.0, Version B. found the following: I. Section 16 – all sequence is entered as pass without supporting data to demonstrate the test was performed. II. Section 11 – all sequence entered as pass without supporting data to demonstrate the test was performed. III. Section 10.2 – contains an electronic signature of an employee, dated [redacted] IV. Section 15 – all sequence entered as pass without supporting data to demonstrate the test was performed. V. Section 3.1 – Verify Calibration Data is entered as being completed on [redacted] There is no supporting data to demonstrate sequence testing was performed. However, the last sequence test page of this test section is identical to a test performed by an employee on [redacted], not [redacted] as entered into the firm’s electronic sign-off copy.
Verification and Validation report for software version 2.0 is not available for review. According to your employee, once the results are entered into your electronic report, the raw tests data are discarded. Therefore, you have no evidence the sequence testing was performed.