WATCH NOW: Europe's New IVDR 2017/746

Within the next few years, the regulatory landscape will change dramatically for IVD companies selling in Europe. The current In Vitro Diagnostic Devices Directive (98/79/EC), which dates from 1998, has been thrown out the window and will be replaced by the IVDR 2017/746.

What has changed? A lot. The IVDR will be an entirely new classification scheme for IVDS; it places far more emphasis on clinical data and risk management, and expands conformity assessment requirements to 80% of IVD companies. Those are big changes.


  • Framework and overview of IVDR
  • IVD classification scheme
  • Companion diagnostics
  • Conformity assessment and Notified Body involvement
  • Emphasis on traceability, vigilance and PMS
  • Clinical evidence requirements
  • Responsibilities of importers and distributors

Recorded November 2016


Dr. Oliver Eikenberg (RAC) is a Senior Regulatory Consultant for Emergo based in Germany. He is an expert in In Vitro Diagnostic devices and previously held QA/RA positions with SYSMEX Inostics, IBL International, Human Biochemica and Diagnostica, ABETA and The Genetics Company. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the Technical University of Munich.

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