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The MDR amendment proposal: more than meets the eye

On Friday 3 April 2020 it finally happened: the Commission proposal for amendment of the MDR to defer the date of application with a year that everyone was waiting for and was in the works for some time was finally published. As I have heard from many directions immediately after the announcement of the proposal being […]

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The MDCG MDR joint implementation plan

The MDCG just published a joint implementation plan regarding the MDR. Here is my summary and analysis. It’s not a happy story. Not the IVDR This implementation plan is not about the IVDR, and the fact that it is not about the IVDR is information in itself. It means that the MDCG is not even […]

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Brexit is a fact – now deal with it

Following the European Parliament’s vote, the Council has now also agreed to the Brexit with its decision on the conclusion of the withdrawal agreement on behalf of the EU. The EU Parliamentarians sang off the UK members and celebrated that they never have to speak to Nigel Farage again. UK EU civil servants are clearing […]

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This was not the Corrigendum you were looking for

So, we have had yet another couple of weeks with many things happening, so you may enjoy the two core slides from a recent presentation of mine at the NEN MDR conference in the Netherlands. In addition we had other interesting developments too: more guidance from the MDCG, this time about the scope of device […]

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What to expect for 2019 with MDR and IVDR implementation?

Remember the CAMD Roadmap (dating back to end 2017) that promised us a roll-out of MDR and IVDR items that were sometimes even marked ‘high priority’ and how that lifted our spirits (at the time)? Remember how this was supplemented with the Rolling Plan, which promised the roll-out of all roll-outs for 2019? I have […]

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Don’t give me Brexit problems, give me Brexit scenarios

At the moment I spend a considerable amount of my lawyering time answering questions concerning Brexit problems. My first question back to the company is: what are your Brexit scenarios? Did you make a plan to cover the scenarios and follow through? Often the answer is “no, we don’t have a plan, because we don’t […]

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MDR and IVDR in 2019: up or out, sink or swim

Happy new year and welcome to 2019, a truly decisive year for the medical devices industry with interests in the EU. If you haven’t spent any time so far getting ahead of events relating to the MDR and IVDR, this is the year that reality will start catching up with you. This year will determine […]

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MDR/IVDR Implementation: the transition period halfway point

If you are still free this Wednesday afternoon and somehow involved on the medical devices industry in the EU, our seminar that afternoon in Amsterdam is for you as it discusses where we are with the implementation of the MDR and IVDR. We still have a few seats available, so this will be time well […]