Category - MDR

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MDR and IVDR to be published this Friday

Mark 5 May 2017 in your calendar – this date will be a landmark for EU medical devices law because the MDR and IVDR will be published in the EU Official Journal. This means that the MDR and IVDR will enter into force on the twentieth day following that of their publication and from that date […]

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This is it: MDR and IVDR texts now ready for final voting

The fat lady has her lines and is about to sing. After the lengthy legal linguist revision process (remember, these texts have to be consistent in 24 languages) the Council published the text for its first reading for the MDR and IVDR.   First reading only, after such a lengthy process in which we arrived at […]

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EU Court decides TÜV Rheinland / PIP breast implants case

It has been sort of hanging over the medical devices market for quite a long time: the TÜV Rheinland case about the PIP breast implants. This case is the direct result of the PIP breast implants scandal, which had a profound influence on the new EU MDR in the making. We had the Advocate General’s opinion […]

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An MDR and IVDR transition plan

The year is off to a good start, and so should your company be with its MDR and/or IVDR transition plan. Come again? You haven’t started looking at this yet because the MDR and IVDR are not yet final and the transitional period will run to approximately half 2020? Your management is not interested in […]

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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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The MDR – where are we now?

There seem to be a lot of misunderstandings in the market about the current status of the MDR. Some think it’s finished (it’s not, at least not formally) and there is a lot of insecurity about when it will enter into force. Currently the MDR and IVDR are in the process of translation. The trilogue […]

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Medical devices and the #Brexit

Wow, while I was still working on wrapping my head around the hundreds of pages of final texts of the MDR and IVDR, the Brexit happened. Speaking of surprises – this was a big one. I do not want to use this blog for political statements, so I won’t bore you with my personal opinion […]

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BREAKING: EU agreement on new MDR and IVDR

After almost four years after the initial proposals the Dutch presidency has shepherded the proposals for the MDR and IVDR across the finish in the trilogue negotiations, as was announced just now today. This was a quite unexpected result as the first time we expected (or hoped) to hear about this was the EPSCO Council meeting next […]