Category - notified body

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Bottleneck of bottlenecks for notified body capacity

People that are downplaying the notified body bottleneck may need to start to revisit their position with notified body LRQA now also dropping out of the notified body pool for medical devices and IVDs. This is especially a problem with respect to IVDs, as LRQA is one of the notified bodies traditionally handling a large […]

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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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First notified body EU MDR designated!

BSI reports that it has achieved designation as UK notified body for the MDR. So far, it’s the first notified body to appear in the NANDO database with an MDR designation – see here for scope and here that it’s only BSI so far for the MDR (the last link is a dynamic reference to […]

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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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Bottlenecks, Brexit and stalling CAMD roll-out

With the summer holidays about to happen and the halfway point of the three year transitional period for the MDR on the horizon, let’s take stock of where we are. If you are a manufacturer and have just started thinking about this MDR or IVDR thing, you are in a bad place. Maybe you have […]

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Bottlenecks, Brexit and stalling CAMD roll-out

With the summer holidays about to happen and the halfway point of the three year transitional period for the MDR on the horizon, let’s take stock of where we are. If you are a manufacturer and have just started thinking about this MDR or IVDR thing, you are in a bad place. Maybe you have […]

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The notified body conundrum

In my recent post about potential mass extinction in the EU IVD market as a result of the IVDR and the limited number of notified bodies that look to be applying for IVDR status (and the incredulous reactions that I received) I though it would be a good idea to update on notified bodies in […]

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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 […]