As medical device quality assurance and regulatory affairs professionals, it can be challenging to stay on top of changes happening in our industry. Few people have the time to read lengthy articles these days and although many online newsletters exist, they are often packed with PR releases, ads or unrelated information. That is why we started this blog for QA/RA professionals in the medical device and IVD industry. The idea is to give you short updates on quality and regulatory topics that may be of interest to you.
Compliance with Eudamed database requirements under the European Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and In-vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR) may be years away, but preparation for the new requirements will take sustained effort. We've identified key issues many manufacturers are dealing with ahead of Eudamed's launch.
In the past half year (January through June 2018), Emergo has observed data to support two global trends: Initiatives to enhance device tracking and traceability, and simplification of the regulatory process for the lowest-risk medical devices.
EMERGO SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS: