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Failure Analysis, Product Recalls, and Liability:
Preventative Measures to Help Prevent the FDA
From Knocking on Your Door

Join us for an interactive discussion on medical device/biotech design analysis, regulatory compliance, and liability issues.

The current regulatory and litigation environments in the United States require that potential safety issues and problems with mass-produced products be vigorously investigated and quickly remedied.

How well a company manages a recall situation or deals with compliance problems (identified, for example, in a FDA Form 483 or Warning Letter) can affect not only the future viability of the product and the company’s liability and financial status, but the company’s reputation and "brand equity."

A company’s success in responding to FDA concerns and communicating with the agency, customers, and health-care professionals, can significantly impact public perceptions and potential liability.  In addition, determining whether a device failure has occurred, and identifying and correcting its cause, are critical to avoiding government-imposed shut-downs, getting a product back on the market after a recall, and helping to avoid litigation.

We invite you to join Exponent, a leading consulting firm providing design, failure analysis, and recall support to biotech companies, and Crowell & Moring, LLP, a trusted and respected international law firm with deep and broad expertise in FDA compliance and products liability counseling and litigation defense, for an interactive discussion on these medical device/biotech design analysis, regulatory compliance, and liability issues.

Seminar topics will include:

  • How to Use the FDA Regulated Design Process to Manage Risk: Elements of Design Controls and Why It Matters
  • Materials Compatibility and Devices – Considerations and Consequences
  • Human Factors in Healthcare




January 29, 2013
Menlo Park
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Refreshments will be served

149 Commonwealth Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025


Please register by January 25

RSVP for this free presentation


John H. Fuson, Esq.
Partner, Crowell & Moring, LLP

Kevin C. Mayer, Esq.,
Partner, Crowell & Moring, LLP

Jorge A. Ochoa, Ph.D., P.E.
Principal Engineer, Exponent

Maureen T. F. Reitman, Sc.D.
Practice Director, Exponent

Christine T. Wood, Ph.D.,
Practice Director, Exponent

Robert Rauschenberger, Ph.D.
Managing Scientist, Exponent

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