Category - MDR

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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 […]

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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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Update on MDR/IVDR trilogue

The trilogue has been quietly progressing, with a view to being concluded for this Presidency at the EPSCO meeting of the Council on 8 December after a final trilogue meeting planned on 3 December. That is, for this Presidency (the Luxemburg one). If the  Commission, Parliament and Commission do not manage to reach consensus on everything, the […]

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Update! White paper on MDR / IVDR updated

In March 2014 Gert Bos (Head of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs at notified body BSI) and I wrote a white paper on the new EU medical devices and IVD regulations in the legislative procedure. It was well received and as the legislative procedure for the regulations progressed there has been an increasing demand for update of the […]