Category - Recast

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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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Counting down to the final text of MDR and IVDR; more on software

It’s the final countdown! Following the trilogue’s agreement on the MDR and IVDR texts the Commission (DG Growth) confirmed at the eHealth Week in Amsterdam last Friday that (probably late) this Wednesday the agreed text of the MDR (and, I assume, IVDR too) will be made public as the signatures required will finally have been […]

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MDR and IVDR presentation

There was a lot of demand for the presentation referenced in my previous blog about the MDR and IVDR texts having been agreed because a lot of picture quality was lost in the document embedded in the blog. Thanks very much for all the interest and great feedback! White Papers and presentation Also the PDF version that […]

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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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New white paper on MDR (and where is the MDR anyway?)

When Gert Bos and I wrote BSI’s white paper on the impending EU medical devices regulation and the IVD regulation, the white paper was received very well but we also received requests to write something more detailed and practical. Here it is So we did just that. And here it is – the next BSI […]