Category - notified body

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New MDCG guidance on temporary extraordinary measures related to medical device Notified Body audits during COVID-19 quarantine orders and travel restrictions

When it rains guidance, it pours. The MDCG just released Guidance on temporary extraordinary measures related to medical devices Notified Body audits during COVID-19 quarantine orders and travel restrictions. The guidance takes immediate effect and is valid for the whole period of duration of the pandemic COVID-19 as declared by the World Health Organisation. It […]

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A not so happy MDR and IVDR Christmas Carol

Just before the Christmas holidays the Commission updated its rolling plan and the MDCG ongoing guidance overview. As the year draws to an end, the date of application of the MDR is very close now and I see more and more things happen that everybody could see coming for a long time, I would like […]

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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 […]