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PRRC guidance under MDR and IVDR published

The MDCG has just published its guidance on the PRRC, MDCG 2019-7 “Guidance on Article 15 of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and in vitro Diagnostic Device Regulation (IVDR) regarding a ‘person responsible for regulatory compliance’ (PRRC)”. The guidance is largely unsurprising but I would like to highlight some points that are relevant to companies […]

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Product liability for devices under MDR and IVDR

With the MDR and IVDR nearing completion in the trilogue negotiations the final outline of these two statutes become more and more clear. It looks now like the regulations will be agreed upon during this Presidency, which means they could be published in the Official Journal and enter into force this autumn. I’m referring to […]

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The Council’s IVD regulation proposal for the general approach

As promised yesterday, here is a first impression of the IVD Regulation (IVDR) proposal that may lead to a general approach this Friday in the ESPCO Council. In this post I will try to not repeat what I have blogged about yesterday given the large amounts of overlap between the two regulation proposals. Where things […]

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Compromise texts for EU Council EPSCO meeting public

The two texts that will form the basis for the Council’s attempt to arrive at a general approach at the EPSCO Council meeting on 19 June that would allow it to start the trilogue have been published for the medical devices regulation proposal and for the IVD regulation proposal. Only part of the picture Unfortunately […]

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Surprise! More about unannounced audits

If you’ve missed the 2014 RAPS conference you’ve missed out on the opportunity to learn a lot about unannounced audits by notified bodies. Not only were the notified bodies themselves out and about at the conference and very approachable to discuss all kinds of technicalities, there were also several very practical sessions with a lot […]

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Netherlands medical devices compliance update

Last week I attended the Eucomed Compliance Committee meeting in Brussels, and presented on some of the compliance developments going on in the Netherlands with respect to medical devices. Just like all other member states, the Netherlands had to play their part in executing the Joint Immediate Action Plan. Also, they have some ideas of […]

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“E” is for economic operator – you know: the MAID

In the series of articles on this blog discussing parts of the proposed EU medical devices and IVD regulations I am taking a look now at economic operators, or as Maurizio Suppo calls them in an interesting analysis of the IVD regulation proposal: the MAID (manufacturer, authorized representative, importer, and distributor). Both the IVD and medical […]

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“E” is for economic operator – you know: the MAID

In the series of articles on this blog discussing parts of the proposed EU medical devices and IVD regulations I am taking a look now at economic operators, or as Maurizio Suppo calls them in an interesting analysis of the IVD regulation proposal: the MAID (manufacturer, authorized representative, importer, and distributor). Both the IVD and medical […]