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Happy New Medical Devices Year!

Happy New Year everybody – may your transition to the MDR and IVDR be unproblematic and timely. May your management be convinced that making and selling medical devices is actually core business of the company and dedicate sufficient resources to your transition project. Halfway point of MDR transition 2018 is the year in which we will […]

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Festive alert! Change is on its way.

Change is on its way – medical devices law will not be the same again as of next year. Panic soccer The authorities are not your friend anymore. Notified bodies are engaging in massive ‘panic soccer’ (Dutch expression) dropping companies like they’re hot. If you have not implemented the new clinical evaluation MEDDEV fully by […]

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Privacy by design and data portability

I’ve often warned medical devices companies that they need to start looking at privacy by design obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR. Engineers at a company where I gave an in-company presentation earlier this year were seriously unhappy that privacy by design obligations can affect both hard and software and that the […]

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Medical devices M&A – data protection

Lately I have been doing a lot of work in medical devices M&A projects, some very big, some quite small and some in between. Everybody seems to be merging with everybody else these days as the bigger companies divest branches to reposition and smaller companies put themselves up for sale. These projects are invariably highly […]

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End of year bonanza

Normally one looks back at the end of the year, but I also like to look ahead because there are a lot of developments in EU law that will affect the medical devices industry next year: new rules on cybersecurity, data protection, mHealth and business compliance will put their mark on 2016, additional to the never-ending […]

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More on EU medical devices cybersecurity regulation

In a previous post I promised more on cybersecurity, so here it is. Spoiler alert: the conclusion of this post is that cyber security requirements for medical devices in Europe are currently an overlapping patchwork of different statutes with little attention for system and network security. So the conclusion is: there is nothing specific, except […]

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Mobile medical apps update from the HIMSS

On Thursday 8 May I presented about EU regulation of mobile medical apps at the HIMSS Mobile Medical Apps roadshow in Berlin. The European Commisison’s Green Paper on mHealth has been hotly anticipated for quite a long time (at least by me!), so expectations were high. So high actually that I have not heard exultantly positive […]