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MDCG guidance as pseudo-legislation

The MDR has been applicable for some time and the IVDR just became applicable. The MDCG has, since both regulations entered into force, issued more guidance documents for the MDR and the IVDR in a few years than were ever issued for the old directives in several decades. Sounds like progress! High fives all around […]

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Happy IVDR day!

Happy IVDR day my readers! My apologies for the low level of activity on this blog the last time. I’ve been very busy with MDR and IVDR work. And of course I have been working hard on the second edition of the big book, the Enriched MDR and IVDR, which is nearing completion and will […]

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More on placing on the market

After my blog about guidance document MDCG 2021-27 in which I argued why in my view it defines placing on the market wrongly by requiring transfer of a property right as a condition for placing on the market, a lot of discussion started. I even received an email from the European Commission commenting on the […]

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IVDR amendment proposal update: moving on up to adoption

I recently reported about the proposal to amend the IVDR immediately when it came out – please excuse the initial inaccuracies in the post on the subject of amendments to article 5 (5) IVDR (in-house produced devices) due to my enthusiasm to get the news out quickly. In the mean time I have fixed these […]

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IVDR amendment proposal update: moving on up to adoption

I recently reported about the proposal to amend the IVDR immediately when it came out – please excuse the initial inaccuracies in the post on the subject of amendments to article 5 (5) IVDR (in-house produced devices) due to my enthusiasm to get the news out quickly. In the mean time I have fixed these […]

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Proposal to manage IVDR

It had been been in the works for some time, although it also seemed unlikely for quite some time that this would happen. The implementation of the IVDR had been the slow little, neglected sister of the MDR implementation with greatly insufficient notified body capacity becoming available, and crucial elements of regulatory infrastructure (like the […]

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Happy MDR DoA and Swixit / noTurkxit day!

As they say: this is the first day of the rest of your life, and in a way it is. The MDD is dead, long live the MDR! The (AI)MDD is no more now, but is it? Three important events happened today that are all relevant to this question: the MDR became applicable, the Swixit […]

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The Enriched MDR and IVDR – finally available

Finally and just in time for the date of application of the MDR: here it is, the book that I’ve been working on for a long long time. It turns out that writing books while having a more than full-time job running a law firm and being a busy lawyer is a bit of a […]