January 13, 2023

New Requirements for In Vitro Diagnostics: Lessons Learned from the AAMI/FDA/BSI Annual Conference

New Requirements for In Vitro Diagnostics: Lessons Learned from the AAMI/FDA/BSI Annual Conference

The In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR) took effect in May 2022 and has introduced substantial changes in the regulatory framework for in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) in Europe. IVD manufacturers are expected to meet more rigorous standards for clinical evidence, with up to 80% of IVDs requiring Notified Body certificates under IVDR.

In October 2022, the AAMI/FDA/BSI Annual Conference sought to discuss current knowledge and practical strategies to meet these new clinical evidence requirements. Dr. Sarah Chavez, Criterion Edge Director of IVD Writing Services, was honored to be an invited speaker. She joined with other regulatory, notified body and industry leaders as panelists at the pre-conference workshop “New Requirements for In Vitro Diagnostics”.

Attendees to this webinar will benefit from key insider insights gleaned from the Annual Conference, as Sarah will be share and discuss the key take-aways from the Symposium, including clinical evidence requirements and strategies to keep your report writing and data collection on track. Since most companies are in the early stages of planning for IVDR, the goal of this webinar is to provide helpful suggestions for IVDR planning and preparation from the perspective of experienced regulatory writers.

At the end of the presentation, we will dedicate 15 minutes to answering your questions. Please submit your questions beforehand if you have any to help us prepare. Also, you can submit your questions at any point during the presentation.

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Who should register for this webinar?

Those Regulatory, Quality and Clinical leaders and teams who develop, write, review or approve performance evaluation reports for IVDR submissions, or anyone looking to learn more about new requirements for in vitro diagnostics.

Key Changes in the Regulatory Requirements for In Vitro Diagnostic Devices Marketed in the European Union Under IVDR 2017/746

In vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices in the European Union are being held to a higher standard of scrutiny with the introduction of In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) 2017/746 by the European Commission (EC).

Overview of In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation 2017/746 

The implementation of IVDR dramatically changes the regulatory landscape for IVD medical devices. Some of the biggest changes include an expanded definition of IVDs, a new classification of IVDs, the requirement of Unique Device Identification (UDI) on each device, an expansion of the Quality Management System, and the increased need for Notified Body (NB) review.

The transition into IVDR is already underway. IVDs marketed in the EU will continue to require a CE Marking certificate to verify that the device meets all the regulatory requirements. Failure to meet the IVDR deadlines could be very costly to manufacturers that would either lose their CE Marking or fail to obtain one. Click here to read the full blog post that outlines the deadlines for manufacturers to become compliant with IVDR 2017/746.

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October 24, 2022

Critical Concepts: A Deep Dive into MDR and IVDR Device Classification and Data Collection Strategies

Critical Concepts: A Deep Dive into MDR and IVDR Device Classification and Data Collection Strategies

In September 2022, European Commissioners published updates to the Manual on Borderline and Classification for Medical Devices, which provides clarifications for classifying devices as medical or in vitro diagnostic devices under the MDR and IVDR. This guidance describes how to distinguish medical devices from medicinal products, biocides, and personal protective equipment, and how to distinguish between in vitro diagnostic medical devices and general laboratory equipment.

This “Critical Concepts” webinar will discuss rules for device classification under each regulation, as well as the risk-based classification rules as described in MDCH 2021-24 and MDCG 2020-16. Our “Deep Dive” will provide insights into the potential impact of risk-based classifications on your data collection strategies to support data sufficiency in the CER and PER.

There will be time at the end of the presentation to get your questions answered. Please submit your questions beforehand if you have any to help us prepare. Also, you can submit your questions at any point during the presentation.

Click here to register for this session.

Who should register for this webinar?

Those Regulatory, Quality and Clinical leaders and teams who are tasked with the development, writing, review, or approval of clinical evaluation reports for MDR submissions or performance evaluation reports for IVDR submissions. Anyone interested in learning more about these requirements is welcome to attend.

Key Changes in the Regulatory Requirements for In Vitro Diagnostic Devices Marketed in the European Union Under IVDR 2017/746

In vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices in the European Union are being held to a higher standard of scrutiny with the introduction of In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) 2017/746 by the European Commission (EC).

Overview of In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation 2017/746 

The implementation of IVDR dramatically changes the regulatory landscape for IVD medical devices. Some of the biggest changes include an expanded definition of IVDs, a new classification of IVDs, the requirement of Unique Device Identification (UDI) on each device, an expansion of the Quality Management System, and the increased need for Notified Body (NB) review.

The transition into IVDR is already underway. IVDs marketed in the EU will continue to require a CE Marking certificate to verify that the device meets all the regulatory requirements. Failure to meet the IVDR deadlines could be very costly to manufacturers that would either lose their CE Marking or fail to obtain one. Click here to read the full blog post that outlines the deadlines for manufacturers to become compliant with IVDR 2017/746.

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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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