Device manufacturers may see the EU MDR extension as an opportunity to take their collective feet off the gas. But slowing down or pausing a device’s testing program could jeopardize a successful transition and exacerbate the problem the deadline extension was designed to fix.
The regulatory landscape for medical devices is rapidly evolving, catapulted most recently by European Union Medical Device Regulations (EU MDR). In this article, Monali Bhansali, Practice Lead of Regulatory Affairs at Tata Elxsi, highlights challenges and advancements in the MedTech regulatory landscape, and what the future has in store.
On Monday, March 20, the EU MDR extension approved on March 7 came into effect following its official publication in the Journal of the European Union.
One of the biggest stumbling blocks for manufacturers, particularly those with legacy devices, is clinical evidence under IVDR. Carlos Galamba, former technical reviewer and current VP of Intelligence and Innovation at RQM+, discusses the challenges and opportunities of the more stringent evidence requirements facing diagnostics developers.
Per EU MDR regulations, any medical device on the market must be considered “state-of-the-art.” However, the term is not explicitly defined. Exploring MDR verbiage around standards harmonization, risk management and clinical data may allow a clearer understanding of regulatory expectations to emerge.
The Medical Device Regulation (EU) 2017/745 became the applicable EU law on May 26, 2021. After a four-year transition period, is anyone ready? Well, let us have a look.
Companies can improve their chances for a successful transition by leveraging their knowledge of their medical devices and understanding what each device’s categorization under the MDR means to its testing strategy.
This online series of workshops will arm you with the information you need to overcome challenges and achieve compliance with EU MDR.
Class I device manufacturers need to keep on top of new classification rules to avoid loss of market share under the close approaching EU MDR deadline.
After one year into the transition period, it is clear that manufacturers are not where they need to be in meeting the compliance deadline.