Nov 12, 2019

European regulators have extended their deadline for accepting applicants for Expert Panels under the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and In-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR).

As detailed in an earlier blog post, the European Commission implemented a new procedure in 2019 to appoint expert panels in support of regulators, European Union Member States, Notified Bodies and medical device manufacturers in the areas of Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and In-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR). Now the EC has announced that it is extending the deadline for experts to apply to serve on MDR and IVDR panels until November 24, 2019.

The composition of the expert panels was initially detailed in September, spanning 11 subject areas relating to high-risk medical devices and IVDs. Since then, the number of applicants to serve on the panels has reportedly been lower than anticipated. By extending the application deadline, the EC hopes to attract a greater number of qualified individuals.

According to the EC announcement, “The selected experts will need to provide consistent scientific, technical and/or clinical advice concerning the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices.” Applications can be submitted online and must be composed in English, which is the working language of the expert panels.

Timothy Herr is Associate Copy Specialist at Emergo by UL.

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