Article 16 and Then Some

Let’s say I am a medical device importer or distributor and have just begun to think about how to incorporate MDR Article 14 and applicable EUDAMED requirements into my day to day processes, when the regulatory manager at manufacturing company AXV asks me about compliance to MDR Article 16 “Cases in which obligations of manufacturers apply to importers, distributors or other persons”.

And now…EUDAMEDgate

The EUDAMED database and related compliance activities may be implemented earlier than previously expected. Now is the time for regulatory operations teams to engage with their cross-functional colleagues to determine when and how they will implement the regulatory data requirements within their business.

Thursday Thoughts….

Everyone, especially senior regulatory executives, has a preference for communication styles. Does your line manager request a departmental update via a one-hour presentation with lots of colourful graphics, an email composed of <200 words or a 10-minute telephone call? Regulatory professionals spend enough time justifying their role without supplementing any negative perception by presenting information to key stakeholders utilising the wrong approach……

Economic Operators: A new relationship with medical device regulations

Attention all manufacturers. Are you aware that if an Economic Operator (EO) considers your medical device to not be in conformity with MDR requirements, they are obligated to inform the competent authorities, thus impeding progress of your supply chain channels? The European medical device regulation places more direct responsibility on individual entities in the medical […]

MDR Delay and Consequences for the UK

Please be advised that on the same day of this original blog posting, 24 April 2020, the MHRA amended the “Medical Devices: EU regulations for MDR and IVDR” which finally provided an official UK update on the delay to full implementation. The details may be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/medical-devices-eu-regulations-for-mdr-and-ivdr The European Parliament, with its infinite wisdom, […]