March 2, 2022

IVD Deep Dive Series Part 1

Safety & Performance Objectives and Acceptance Criteria

How do I define acceptance criteria and how do I define safety and performance objectives?
What are the biggest pitfalls or “Achille’s heels” to watch out for in identifying safety and performance measures?

In this webinar, we’ll take a deep dive into the best practices to identify relevant and appropriate Safety and Performance Objectives and Acceptance Criteria for your Performance Evaluation Report (PER). First, using a case study example, we’ll discuss considerations and provide tips to help you select relevant Safety & Performance Objectives for your IVD. Additionally, we’ll discuss how these objectives relate to the competitive landscape and State-of-the-Art (SOA) section of your PER. Then we’ll explain how these objectives help establish Acceptance Criteria, a critical input for establishing the SOA in your PER.

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Who should watch this webinar?

Those Regulatory, Quality and Clinical leaders and teams who develop, write, review, or approve performance evaluation reports for IVDR submissions.

 

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 and a new classification of IVDs. Some other changes are 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. Consequently, IVDs marketed in the EU will continue to require a CE Marking certificate. This is necessary to verify that the device meets all the regulatory requirements. Indeed, failure to meet the IVDR deadlines could be very costly to manufacturers. They would either lose their CE Marking or fail to obtain one.

Read more on this topic in our blog post, here.

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February 23, 2022

IVDR Essentials: Performance Evaluation Report – Early Planning and Preparation

IVDR Essentials: Performance Evaluation Report – Early Planning and Preparation

In this webinar, we discuss the importance of scoping to help you identify critical internal documents needed for IVDR-readiness. First, we know a PER has many moving pieces. Accordingly, we’ll present strategies to keep you and your team on track and help assess your own level of preparedness. Next, using our CE Scoping checklist, we will walk through the essential IVDR documents. Additionally, we’ll discuss SOPs, processes, reports, and templates, and explain how each of these fits into the overall process of preparing to write.

Goals for this webinar:

  • Emphasize the importance of scoping
  • Discuss how to develop a checklist
  • Illustrate how scoping may help you identify gaps or missing pieces that could lead to delays or challenges in your PER writing process

Who should watch this webinar?

Those Regulatory, Quality and Clinical leaders and teams who are tasked with the development, writing, review or approval of performance evaluation reports for IVDR submissions.

Click here to watch the recording of this webinar.

Leveraging the MDR Experience for IVDR: Tips for Successful Performance Evaluation and PMS/PMCF Processes

Watch our free webinar where Laurie Mitchell and Caroline Byrd discuss and share key “lessons learned” from their years of experience supporting medical device manufacturers in the transition from MDD to MDR and current IVD companies transition to IVDR compliance. How can the insights gained from the MDR experience support and inform IVD companies as they transition to IVDR?

Key takeaways from the discussion include:

  • Early implementation of structural process change across the organization can empower future success with IVDR submissions to the notified bodies
  • What are the key documents and processes essential for successful alignment with IVDR regulations
  • The importance of understanding the critical role of proactive and ongoing Systematic Literature Review search and screening activities
  • Unexpected roadblocks

Who should watch this webinar?

All regulatory, clinical, and scientific professionals who develop, write, review, or approve scientific manuscripts, reports, presentations, and other forms of communications in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and diagnostics space.

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February 2, 2022

How to Establish the State-of-the-Art Within the Scientific Validity Report

How to Establish the State-of-the-Art Within the Scientific Validity Report

In this presentation, Criterion Edge’s Principal Medical Writer, Dr. Sarah Chavez, will present focused strategies on building an IVDR-aligned State-of-the-Art (SOA) section within the Scientific Validity Report (SVR). She will also talk about the critical role of the SVR as it relates to the overall performance evaluation process. In addition, you will learn how to assess your SVR project for unanticipated roadblocks and delays. Finally, you’ll see how indecision or incomplete supporting documents can negatively impact SOA (and therefore, SVR) quality and timelines. 

Key Takeaways: 

  1. The foundational role of the SOA in the SVR 
  2. The required components of the SOA such as the safety and performance objectives 
  3. The importance of a robust systematic literature review (SLR) to support your SOA 

Who should watch the recording?

Those Regulatory, Quality and Clinical leaders, regulatory writers, and teams who are develop, write, review, or approve of Performance Evaluation Reports for EU IVDR submission. Anyone interested in learning more about IVDR requirements for PERs is encouraged to attend as well.

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A Practical Guide: Conducting Systematic Literature Reviews in Support of IVDR Readiness

With the implementation of IVDR requirements, IVD manufacturers have been challenged to align their internal processes and systems to comply with these rigorous regulations. Companies realize the need to review published literature for device-specific clinical data to establish the state of the art (scientific validity) and clinical performance of their products, however many manufacturers may not be familiar with or have the capability to perform rigorous, IVDR-compliant systematic literature reviews (SLR), screening, selection and data extraction.

In this practical presentation, Criterion Edge breaks down the steps of the SLR process and takes a wholistic approach to conducting an IVDR-compliant SLR. Using case studies, the presentation illustrates the effective use of SLR-derived data to develop the Scientific Validity Report (SVR) and the Clinical Performance Report (CPR). Watch this webinar.

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January 26, 2022

[Ask the Expert] Safety & Performance (IVDR)

This session’s topic: Safety and Performance Objectives and Acceptance Criteria for IVDR

Do you have questions about how to establish meaningful safety and performance measures for the performance evaluation? What are the best methods and practices for identifying acceptance criteria? Are you demonstrating that your safety and performance objectives are appropriate and clinically relevant​?

During this 45-minute Q&A session, our experts answer commonly asked questions like these and more. 

Who should watch the recording?

Those Regulatory, Quality and Clinical leaders and teams who develop, write, review or approve performance evaluation reports for IVDR submissions. 

Click here to watch the recording of this webinar and get answers to commonly asked questions before the IVDR date of application.

IVDR Compliance: Insights Gained from Writing MDR-Compliant CERs that Can Be Leveraged to Meet IVDR Requirements

In vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical device manufacturers are scrambling to meet the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) 2017/746 requirements imposed by the European Union (EU). Changes in IVD classification require the majority of IVDs currently marketed in the EU to undergo notified body scrutiny under IVDR and obtain CE marking, yet few guidance documents have been released. Lessons learned from meeting Medical Device Regulation (MDR) 2017/745 can help pave the way.

One thing is clear, if you have not yet started, time is running out. The May 26, 2022 Date of Application is a hard deadline. Applicable IVDs that are not certified under the IVDR by this deadline cannot be sold on the EU market.  Read our 5 tips to successfully meet the IVDR deadline here.

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October 21, 2021

[FREE WHITE PAPER] How to Establish the State-of-the-Art Within the Scientific Validity Report

Overview

This white paper is a companion piece to our popular webinar where we cover the state of the art process and how it fits into the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR).

The SVR is a critical component of the IVDR in that it establishes the association of the analyte with the clinical condition or physiological state. Regulators expect manufacturers to demonstrate a thorough clinical evaluation of the IVD in the context of what is generally acknowledged as SOA. To establish that your IVD reflects the current best-practice, you must be able to show how it fits into the entire scientific landscape and explain the circumstances and diagnostic scenarios by which the IVD can be considered SOA. Here, we discuss the critical role of the SVR in establishing SOA as it relates to the overall performance evaluation process.

Solution

The SVR is your chance to …

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