Packaging Validation of Medical Devices

The packaging of products plays a critical role in maintaining the sterility, safety, and efficacy of medical devices throughout their lifecycle. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has established guidelines and standards to regulate packaging processes in the medical industry, with ISO 11607 standing out as a cornerstone for packaging validation. Here you can find … Read more

MDR Technical Documentation Requirements

MDR Technical documentation requirements will be one of the main challenges for the medical device manufacturers during transition from 93/42/EEC (MDD) to EU 2017/745 (MDR). As explained on “How to CE Mark your medical device” article, preparation of the technical file is a critical milestone. Since there is no grandfathering for the devices on the … Read more

EU Medical Device Regulation – How to CE Mark a Medical Device?

CE mark is required for each medical device sold in EU. Since 26th May 2021 all new devices put on the market shall comply with the applicable requirements of EU medical device regulation. Although the transitional period can be used for current MDD certificates for Class III, Class IIb and Class IIa until 2024 and … Read more

IVDR EU 2017/746 CE Marking

The change journey of the EU medical device directives since 2012 was completed on 5 May 2017 with the publication of EU 2017/745 and EU/2017/746 in the EU official journal. EU 2017/746, which we are accustomed to briefly refer to as IVDR, entered into force on 26 May 2022. However, due to the COVID 19 … Read more

How to Select a Notified Body (NB) for CE Marking

Many medical device’s manufacturers have difficulties in locating a notified body for CE Marking of their products. This article provides detailed information on the notified body selection criteria which could be implemented by manufacturers who are planning to put their medical devices on the EU market. Still with 30 NBs for MDR and 12 NBs … Read more

IVDR & Risk Management

We all know that Risk Management is an important part of a medical device’s quality management system. It also plays an important role in establishing objective evidence for the conformity with the General Safety and Performance Requirements (GSPR) of the EU 2017/746 (IVDR) IVD Medical Device Regulation. When carrying out a risk assessment, the state-of-the-art … Read more