My name is Nicolas Clary, I'm the founder and CEO of Kobridge Consulting Ltd. In 2006 when I met my wife in Korea I had no idea it would lead me to this. At that time I was already a consultant and regulatory expert for Medtech companies. I was also an auditor for the French Notified Body LNE. In 2007 I decided to move to Korea to establish a consulting business there. At first I was like most my actual clients : completely lost. It took me a lot of time to understand all the regulatory processes in Korea and fortunately I was lucky enough to find the right people. I am much better now at understanding my clients' needs because I've been in their shoes before. I usually say that I'm a translator. Understanding different regulations helps to explain certain requirements (here Korea vs Europe or US). I can also translate the needs of regulatory professionals to sales professionals and vice versa.

EU MDR UDI

EU MDR UDI

Definition of UDI from the MDR EU MDR UDI has been introduced and even though it may not be new for those selling medical devices in USA, it is a new requirement to achieve the CE marking of a medical device. The European Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 defines the UDI as follow: (15)‘Unique Device Identifier’…

EU MDR clinical evaluation

EU MDR clinical evaluation

EU MDR clinical evaluation EU MDR clinical evaluation requirements are quite overwhelming. There are a lot of requirements and the strategy to achieve conformity is not always clear. We cover those requirements in detail. In order to show conformity with general requirements in terms of safety and performance to determine adverse effects and to evaluate…

EU MDR risk management

EU MDR risk management

EU MDR risk management EU MDR risk management requirements can be implemented with the help of the harmonized standard EN ISO 14971. The manufacturer must ensure risk management activities are carried out. He must update it periodically and systematically throughout the life cycle of each device[1]. In order to ensure risk management, the manufacturer must:…

EU MDR standards

EU MDR standards

EU MDR standards The manufacturer must justify and document the design steps of his device. He must verify compliance with the requirements of Annex I to the European Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 dedicated to general safety and performance requirements. EU MDR standards and reference requirements can be used for that purpose. The manufacturer may benefit…

EU MDR

EU MDR

EU MDR – Guide overview Below is a summary of different activities pertaining to the EU MDR (Europe Medical Device Regulation 2017/745). Compliance with EU MDR requirements will be mandatory starting from May 26, 2021. Our summary includes the following sections: Summary of obligations from the manufacturer Summary of obligations of the manufacturer concerning his…

Post market surveillance

Post market surveillance

Post market surveillance in Europe One of the changes in the new European Medical Devices Regulation (MDR 2017/745) is the strengthened post market surveillance requirements for medical device manufacturers in order to register their product in the European Union. This requires manufacturers for each medical device to plan, establish, document, implement, and maintain a post…