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Medical Device News – May 2021 Update [EU MDR 2017/745]


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  • Updated Implementing Plan: https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/md_sector/docs/md_rolling-plan_en.pdf
  • Expert Panel: https://ec.europa.eu/health/md_expertpanels/overview_en
  • Factsheet for manufacturers of Implantable Medical Devices https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/md_topics-interest/docs/md_implany-cards_factsheet_en.pdf
  • MDCG 2019-8 v2. Guidance Implant Card https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/40321/attachments/1/translations/en/renditions/native
  • Factsheet for class I medical devices: https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/md_topics-interest/docs/md_mdcg_2021_factsheet-cl1_en.pdf
  • MHRA Certificate of Free Sale Reference Guide: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/978388/Certificates_of_Free_Sale_Reference_Guide_April_2021_Final_v1.pdf

■ Standardisation

  • IVDD Harmonized Standard: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32021D0609
  • MDD Harmonized Standard: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32021D0610
  • AIMDD Harmonized Standard: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32021D0611
  • Standardisation page: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/mandates/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.detail&id=599#

■ Notified Bodies

  • Team Notified Body Survey: https://www.team-nb.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Team-NB-MD-Sector-Survey-PressRelease-20210414.pdf
  • NB Eurofins expert service Oy (Finland): https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/nando/index.cfm?fuseaction=notification.html&ntf_id=311931&version_no=5

■ Guidance and Standards

  • MDCG 2018-1 Guidance on UDI-DI and Basic UDI-DI https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/md_sector/docs/md_mdcg_2018-1_guidance_udi-di_en.pdf
  • MDCG 2021-6 Q&A regarding clinical investigation: https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/md_sector/docs/mdcg_2021-6_en.pdf
  • MDCG 2021-4 Application of transitional provisions for certification of Class D in vitro Diagnostic medical devices according to EU MDR 2017/745 https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/md_sector/docs/mdcg_2021-4_en.pdf
  • ISO/TS 37137:2021 Biological Evaluation of Absorbable medical devices https://www.iso.org/standard/73582.html

■ Podcast/Live

  • Episode 123: How to write a Performance Evaluation with Hakan Inan: https://podcast.easymedicaldevice.com/123/
  • Episode 124: How to perform correctly a Merger & Acquisition during the MDR transition with Erik Vollebregt? https://podcast.easymedicaldevice.com/124/
  • Episode 125: Checklist – What is important before the EU MDR DoA? https://podcast.easymedicaldevice.com/125/
  • LinkedIn Live – All about PMCF with Cesare Magri: All about PMCF with Cesare Magri [EU MDR 2017/745]

■ TELEGRAM GROUP: https://t.me/easymedicaldevice

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