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The FDA released two final rules surrounding the classification, and the requirement to submit a pre-market notification, for some medical devices. The final rule that went into effect on December 30,2019 adds to the current list of class I and class...

Recently, 3D printing technology has seen a boom in popularity among many different industries, including medical devices. 3D printing medical devices allow manufacturers to easily create devices that function with a patient’s anatomy (also known as patient-specific devices). For this...

The transition to the new EU MDR and IVDR tops the list this year with the concerns and confusion it continues to create within the industry. With a limited number of guidance documents to guide the device makers, companies are...

The updated version of ISO 14971, Application of Risk Management to Medical Devices, has officially been published this month; this is an update to the previous versions, ISO 14971:2007 and EN ISO 14971:2012. The major changes include reorganization of the...

The up-classification of devices under the new EU MDR has definitely put some manufacturers in a very difficult situation. This is true especially for manufacturers of class I devices that have now been up-classified under the new EU MDR. Under the...

ISO 13485:2016 emphasizes a risk-based approach to the entire QMS, shifting from the traditional risk approach which is highly product design-focused. ISO 14971-Risk Management for Medical Devices is the gold standard when it comes to applying a risk-based approach to...

The new European Medical Device Regulations and the In Vitro Diagnostic Devices regulation have a lot emphasis on the post-market activities that a manufacturer must undertake. With the clock ticking fast to meet the deadline for the transition period, which...

One of the major changes with the EU MDR that medical device manufacturers will feel as they transition to comply with the new regulation is the change in requirements for device classification. As medical device classifications change so do the...

Companies are often in doubt about outsourcing Internal Audits especially when they have an in-house quality assurance department. For small and medium-size companies, it might be a burden on their financial resources, however it is the right approach toward compliance. According...