September 13, 2022

MDCG 2022-12: “Alternative Solutions” Document. Interim Guidance for IVD Manufacturers  

Author: Criterion Edge Writers

What You Need to Know  

The Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) released a new document (MDCG 2022-12) to establish guidelines for in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD) manufacturers while the EU awaits the European Database on Medical Devices (EUDAMED), a project that was scheduled to be completed years earlier than its now-projected date of Q2 2024.  

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September 6, 2022

European Commission Announces EUDAMED Will be Ready in Q2 2024 – But Can We Believe It? 

Author: Criterion Edge Writers

What You Need to Know 

Already delayed by 4 years, the European Database on Medical Devices (EUDAMED), a European Union (EU) database considered to be the foundation of the EU medical device and in vitro diagnostic regulations (MDR and IVDR), now has an updated timeline for launch, according to the European Commission

Mark Your Calendar  

When the database becomes operational, the following timeline is expected. Of note, it remains uncertain whether EUDAMED modules will have a staggered release.  

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May 3, 2021

EUDAMED3 Update: Two More Eudamed Modules Will Be Available Later This Year & Guidance on Alternatives Until the Remaining Three Modules are Released and the Database is Fully Functional

Author: Suzanne Broussard, PhD  | May 3, 2021  

By the end of the year, the first three modules will be accessible on the European medical device database, Eudamed3: Actor Registration, Unique Device Identifiers (UDI)/Device Registration, and Notified Bodies Certificates. The use of these modules is voluntary until all six inter-related modules are ready and Eudamed3 is fully functional. The existing Eudamed2 data base is being overhauled to support the Medical Device Regulations (MDR) and In Vitro Device Regulation (IVDR). 

For more information on the transition from EUDAMED2 to EUDAMED3 see our previous post, The European Commission Pledges Make the Different Eudamed Modules Available On A Rolling Basis.

The six EUMDADED modules are: 

  • Actors Registration 
  • UDI/Devices Registration 
  • Notified Bodies and Certificates 
  • Clinical Investigations and Performance Studies 
  • Vigilance and Post-Market Surveillance 
  • Market Surveillance 

The Actor Registration module became active December 1, 2020. The European Commission has officially confirmed that two more modules will be available by September 2021, the UDI/Device registration (second module) and Notified Bodies and Certificates (third module). Three more modules are scheduled to be displayed as soon as they are functional.  

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May 19, 2020

The Summary of Safety and Clinical Performance (SSCP) is a Required Part of Medical Device Regulation (MDR) 2017/745: Is Your Organization Ready?

Blast off for succession

Author: Suzanne Broussard

The Summary of Safety and Clinical Performance (SSCP) plays an important part of the very strong post-market follow-up required in MDR 2017/745 for implantable and class III medical devices. The SSCP is intended to provide healthcare workers and relevant patients access to current clinical data and other information about the safety and clinical performance of the medical device. 

SSCP is 1 of 2 yearly reports required of manufacturers to remain complaint under MDR to market medical devices in the European Union. The 2 reports are the Product Safety Update Report (PSUR) and the Summary of Safety and Clinical Performance (SSCP). The SSCP is not the same as the regular CER update. The SSCP needs to be updated when the PMCF and PSUR are updated as part of the ongoing lifecycle of these regulatory documents. 

The specific requirements of the SSCP can be found in Article 32 of MDR 2017/745. In addition, the European Union released MDCG 2019-9: Summary of safety and clinical performance, A guide for manufactures and notified bodies to provide guidance on the presentation of content in the validation of the SSCP.  

The guidance document outlines the minimum content required, and the manufacturer is encouraged to include additional information to enhance the readers understanding of the device’s safety and performance. Of course, the additional information cannot include promotional material and should not interfere with readability. Manufacturers should also keep in mind that the SSCP must be validated by notified bodies (NB); the guideline also provides information for NBs that the manufacturer can use to ensure that the SSPC includes all the relevant information. 

Another point to consider is that the target audience is healthcare workers as well as relevant patients. The European Commission considers relevant patients the target audience in special circumstances where the patient is directly engaged in the use of the device, such as implantable devices for which patients will be given an implant card and class III devices that are intended to be used directly by the patient.  

However, once the European Database on Medical Devices (Eudamed) database goes live May 26, 2022the SSCP can be accessed by anyone and everyone.  

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