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2020/12/16 - Post-Market-Surveillance - Cord Schloetelburg

Post market surveillance and vigilance of medical devices according to MDR

Manufacturers of medical devices must monitor their products on the market. The European Medical Device Regulation requires manufacturers to systematically and actively collect information on product use after it has been placed on the European market.

2020/12/15 - Quality Management - Cord Schloetelburg

Quality management for medical devices: ISO 13485

The quality management system is an essential component of a medical device manufacturer. The European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) has increased the importance of quality management even further.

2020/12/14 - Regulatory Affairs - Cord Schloetelburg

The EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR): What is changing?

The European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) replaces the Medical Device Directive (MDD) and the Directive on Active Implantable Medical Devices (AIMDD). This article provides an overview of the major changes and the current status of implementation.

2020/12/11 - Safety - Cord Schloetelburg

Electrical Safety for Active Medical Devices: The IEC 60601-1 Standard

Medical devices that have an electrical power source must meet special safety requirements. The standard IEC 60601-1 describes these requirements and is therefore one of the most important and most extensive standards for medical devices.

2020/12/10 - Technical Documentation - Cord Schloetelburg

Technical Documentation of Medical Devices According to MDR

Medical device manufacturers must provide a technical documentation for their products. The technical documentation is a compilation of all relevant documents for a product.

2020/12/09 - Medical Software - Cord Schloetelburg

Medical apps or software: classification and approval as medical device

Software like a medical app that has a medical purpose is legally a medical device. This article gives an overview of the path from a software to a medical device with CE-marking.

2020/12/08 - Clinical Affairs - Cord Schloetelburg

Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices according to MDR

Manufacturers of medical devices must carry out a clinical evaluation of their products in order to be allowed to market them in Europe. To do this, the manufacturer must use clinical data to check whether the medical device is safe and efficient.

2020/12/07 - Usability - Cord Schloetelburg

Usability Engineering for Medical Devices: IEC 62366

Inadequate usability of medical devices can lead to misuse and thus to harm or even death of patients. This also applies to software as a medical device. For this reason, manufacturers of medical devices are obliged to carry out a development process that is linked to usability engineering.