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MDR and IVDR outlook for 2023

What to expect for the MDR and IVDR in 2023? Predictions are very hard, especially if they are about the future. That’s a paraphrase of a very solid Danish nugget of wisdom attributed to the physicist and chemist Nils Bohr. But let’s see what we can do based on some basic extrapolation of things currently […]

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Focus on the authorised representative

Last week we saw publication of the new MDCG guidance on the authorised representative under the MDR and the IVDR, MDCG 2022-16. My first impression: much about the ‘what’ and not so much about the ‘how’, resulting in a guidance that, in typical MDCG fashion, repeats a lot of the law back at you without […]

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The 2nd edition of The Enriched MDR and IVDR is available now

It took a while, but here it is: the 2nd edition of The Enriched MDR and IVDR, updated with developments from early april 2021 to early September 2022. The first edition of the book was revised thoroughly, many new clauses in the MDR and IVDR were annotated and obsolete information was removed. New flowcharts and […]

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The New Product Liability Directive(s) proposals and medical devices / IVDs

On 28 September the Commission adopted two related proposals for EU regulation of no-fault liability for defective products. One proposal updates the ‘old’ Product Liability Directive (PLD) from 1985 to make it suitable again for the current circumstances. The other proposal provides a complimentary directive for liability specifically for damage caused by AI. You can […]

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Verelendung is a process, people!

Over the summer holidays I (and perhaps some other people too) were in burning anticipation about announced measures to be adopted to deal with the MDR slowly moving to a big crunch or other equivalent astrophysical end state event at the end of the grace period. MDCG 2022-14 on Notified body capacity and availability of […]