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Performance Evaluation Under EU 2017/746/ IVDR


Performance evaluation (PE) is an important part of design validation and technical documentation required to place an in vitro diagnostic device (IVD) on the EU market. Article 56 of the EU 2017/746 In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR) requires manufacturers to prepare a performance evaluation report to demonstrate the safety and performance according to the manufacturer’s … Read more

Medical Device Software Life Cycle Management


The increased validation requirements of MDR (EU 2017/745) bring new challenges to the manufacturers of devices utilizing software and standalone software which are considered as medical device in line with the Article 2 of the MDR. EN/IEC 62304:2006/A1:2015 is a basis standard which defines requirements for Medical Device Software Life Cycle Processes. In addition … Read more

MDR Clinical Evaluation Requirements


MDR Clinical Evaluation Requirements including clinical investigation are defined on Chapter VI, Annex XIV and Annex XV respectively. As you know, to CE Mark a medical device under MDR, the importance of obtaining clinical data and evaluation is extremely important. Especially for implantable and Class III devices manufacturers shall implement a very carefully designed PMCF … Read more

PMCF, PMS and PSUR Requirements


PMCF (Post Market Clinical Follow-Up) is maybe one of the most challenging new MDR (EU 2017/745) requirements. As many of you know, MDR has increased requirements for clinical evaluation and market surveillance.  The importance of the clinical data shows its effects for post market surveillance as a more detailed PMCF process. Of course this shall … Read more

US FDA 510 K Submission – How to prepare a 510 K File?


Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the legal authority to establish rules and regulation for the use of medical devices within the United States. According to Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act products falling within the scope of medical devices, shall be registered in FDA database. In that sense, FDA 510 K clearance is required for … Read more

Implant Card Requirements of MDR


Implant card (IC) is one of the new requirements of the MDR – EU 2017/745. The requirements specified in Article 18 will bring new challenges to the daily life of the implantable device manufacturers. The guidance MDCG 2019-8 includes useful hints, which will help the manufacturers during design of an IC. Before diving into details … Read more