CE marking related to the registration medical devices in Europe.

ISO 13485 2016

iso 13485 2016

How to Comply with the New ISO 13485 2016 Standard? ISO 13485 2016 (or EN ISO 13485 2016 for Europe) is the latest standard for medical devices. It was published in July 2016, and it has a lot of changes from ISO 13485:2003. ISO 13485 2016 includes new requirements for quality management systems and documentation…

MDCG

MDCG

Everything You Need To Know About Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) The Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) is a regulatory body of health and industry experts with the goal to improve medical device coordination, ensuring the safe and effective use of medical devices in Europe. The group is mainly known for publishing MDCG guidance starting…

MDD vs MDR

MDD vs MDR

Understanding the Differences Between MDD vs MDR: The European Regulation There are many regulations in place that govern how medical device manufacturers can produce and supply their products. The EU has a few different regulatory requirements for medical devices. In Europe, there is the MDD (Medical Devices Directive) as well as MDR (Medical Device Regulation).…

What is the new EU MDR

EU MDR

What is the new EU MDR? Everything you need to know The European Union (EU) Medical Device Regulation is the latest step in regulating medical devices in the European Union and has been developed to strengthen the monitoring of the medical devices on the market and their manufacturers. The EU MDR has been made effective…

EU MDR standards

EU MDR harmonized standards

EU MDR harmonized standards first set released 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 harmonized standards and reference requirements can be used for that…

EU MDR Post-Market Surveillance

EU MDR Post-market surveillance

EU MDR Post-market Surveillance System The European Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 requires establishing a post-market surveillance system once the medical device is on the market. The EU MDR Post-Market Surveillance requirements will be explained below: PMS system is established for the following: For each device: variants can be grouped for a device but the PMS…

EU MDR Technical Documentation

EU MDR Technical Documentation

EU MDR Technical Documentation Summary The European Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 requires the compilation of technical documentation. See below a summary of the information to be included to comply with EU MDR Technical Documentation. The manufacturer shall develop technical documentation for each of its devices[1]. The technical documentation must be such that it allows the…

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:…