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On September 4th 1998 in Menio Park, California, Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google, their mission, to organise the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. In 2020, the world witnessed the global outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and there has since been a tidal wave of effort to collect data to understand everything from associated symptoms, risk factors and prevalence through to biomolecular data including protein structures, biochemical pathways, compounds and drug targets.

Reliable and timely diagnostic test information is of paramount importance for the proper functioning of several components of the diagnostic and treatment cascade. These include patient management, epidemiologic surveillance, quality assurance, laboratory operations, and technical product support. When developing connected diagnostic instruments however, many manufacturers often fail to recognise the value of instrument data.


Verification and Validation, often shortened to V&V, is a vital step in the development of any software, but is especially imperative for software in a medical device, software as a medical device and or software as an accessory to a medical device. Featuring prominently in applicable standards and guidance from regulatory bodies, the importance of V&V cannot be understated in producing a safe, effective and reliable software of any kind.