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In, on and near body networks EU regulation

I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the Health IT forum at the MEDICA conference last week on regulation of in, on and near body networks. Most of my day at the MEDICA I spent in the health IT hall, catching up on developments, particularly in the interesting Wearable Technology Pavillion with […]

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Where have the devices gone?

It’s been a matter of a lot of speculation where the devices policy and HTA policy will finally end up in the European Commission. When the Commission-elect was presented, one of the interesting elements was that medicinal products and medical devices policy were going (back) to DG Enterprise. Remember that the new rapporteur for the medical […]

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More movement – new rapporteur for MDR, same for IVDR

Finally things start moving again in EU medical devices regulation dossier: the new rapporteur for the Medical Devices Regulation was appointed, replacing Dagmar Roth-Behrendt. It’s Glenis Willmott The new rapporteur is UK MEP Glenis Willmott, of the S&D group in the European Parliament, who is certainly familiar with health issues as she has served for example as […]

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Updates, patches, add-ons, plugins & the Blue Guide

Here is some follow up on the previous Blue Guide post: the new version of the Blue Guide is the first to address software updates to CE marked products, including software. For the purpose of this blog this would typically be standalone software that constitutes a medical device in the meaning of MEDDEV 2.1/6. Harmonised standards […]

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In the mean time: a Staff Working Document

It’s been somewhat quiet on this blog for some time, not only because I have been very busy with lots of interesting cases but mainly because there was not a lot going on in the medical devices regulatory developments field. Yes, market parties have been working on their input for the consultation about the Green Paper […]

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The genetic testing amendment in the IVDR

The focus of the EU revision of medical devices regulation is fully on the medical devices regulation. The revision of the IVD directive is sort of happening in the background and is not getting the attention that it deserves, especially because the IVD revision is sparking off volatile things. Medical devices definition First, there is […]

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BSI white paper on EU medical devices revision

Are you still with me on where we are with the EU revision of medical devices and IVD legislation? If you are, you have strong tolerances for fast moving complexity – congratulations! – because so far it has been a wild ride so far with drama, denial and divergence. And it looks like it will […]

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2 April 1st reading vote: what’s next for the MDR and IVDR?

We had the first reading vote by the European Parliament on 2 April. Let’s put it in perspective. The previous last important iterations in the legislative process are the EP’s plenary vote on 22 October 2013 and the Council’s discussion of the MDR proposal with respect to reprocessing and market access mechanism. Parliament The Parliament’s plenary […]