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More on the PRRC

I have written about the PRRC before, when the MDCG PRRC guidelines came out earlier this year. With more experience with the subject in the mean time and everybody working to understand the subject, I thought it was a good idea to revisit the subject. And another good reason was that I had to look […]

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The Commission and the Council on the MDR state of affairs

The public part of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council meeting on last Monday, 9 December 2019 gave an interesting peek into how the Commission and the Council see the state of affairs with the MDR and IVDR implementation at the moment, and notably as well the delay of Eudamed implementation. The […]

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Eudamed delayed, but MDR not delayed – now what?

You may have already heard it from many directions: Eudamed is delayed with two years. Time to party now because you can shelve your MDR implementation project for two years and go back to do other things? Nope, unfortunately most probably not – read on. After some pretty mysterious statements of Commission officials in public […]

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€ 500 per data subject – a quantification of why GDPR matters

Clients often ask me why they should invest in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance so much. For medical devices and medicines regulatory compliance, they get it to an extent. Non-compliant devices carry risk of enforcement, which can lead to them being taken off the market. Devices off the market = collapse of cash flow […]

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PRRC guidance under MDR and IVDR published

The MDCG has just published its guidance on the PRRC, MDCG 2019-7 “Guidance on Article 15 of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and in vitro Diagnostic Device Regulation (IVDR) regarding a ‘person responsible for regulatory compliance’ (PRRC)”. The guidance is largely unsurprising but I would like to highlight some points that are relevant to companies […]

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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 […]