Tag Archives: EU MDR

Regulatory Survey

Medical Device Regulatory Survey 2024

By Celegence, MedTech Intelligence Staff
Regulatory Survey

The common theme illustrated in a recent survey among medical device regulatory professionals is the need for increased resources, expertise, and technology. The data validates industry concerns of increasing workloads and overtime hours, and how many companies are finding it hard to recruit suitable skilled regulatory associates. Medical device company RA/QA teams raise concern about deficient competencies and resource availability with increasing regulatory complexity and changing global requirements.

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Warren Lesack

EU MDR: Ensuring Labeling Compliance

By Warren Lesack
Warren Lesack

EU MDR requires significant reforms to the device labeling process. Manufacturers must ensure that identifiers are correctly applied to products, and that key data elements and formats are accurate. In addition, manufacturers need to have access to centralized data, audit tracking, robust security controls, eSignature capabilities and strong workflow management to ensure compliance.

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Christian Götz and Dr. Jara Brenke

EU MDR Annex XVI Introduces New Burdens for Products Without an Intended Medical Purpose

By Christian Götz, Dr. Jara Brenke
Christian Götz and Dr. Jara Brenke

Previous EU regulatory acts did not cover products without an intended medical purpose—typically devices with aesthetic indications. This now changes with Annex XVI of the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Notified Bodies can assess these products for their conformity with the regulation. However, responsibility for proactively pursuing the EU certificate of conformity for the products rests with the manufacturers.

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