VDE Medical Devices and Software

2019/01/11 - Clinical Affairs - Updated: 2021/04/16 - Thorsten Prinz and Helene Kern

How to Perform Clinical Evaluation of Medical Software

Manufacturers must do a clinical evaluation of a medical device before they can market it in Europe. Find out what you need to keep in mind.

2019/01/10 - Consulting

About VDE Medical Devices and Software

MeSo stands for Medical Devices and Software. Find out why the VDE provides this platform.

Monitor showing an ECG heartbeat line, a x-ray image of a hand and a graph, symbolizing medical stand alone software or Software as Medical Device (SaMD). Monitor showing an ECG heartbeat line, a x-ray image of a hand and a graph, symbolizing medical stand alone software or Software as Medical Device (SaMD).

Stand-Alone Software as Medical Device

Thorough analysis of the intended purpose provides essential evidence for stand-alone software being a medical device on its own.

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GDPR Principles and Medical Software: Privacy by Design is King

The GDPR is legal basis for data protection in Europe. You should adopt GDPR principles directly into the design of your medical devices.

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Product Liability and Medical Software: Fortunately You Can Insure Yourself

Software can be a medical device. This has considerable consequences for product liability. The good news: manufacturers can manage the risks.

EU MDR Factsheet for Manufacturers of Medical Devices

Medical device manufacturers must implement the new EU MDR. Here you will find an overview to get things going.

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2019/01/07 - Medical Software - Updated: 2021/04/16 - Thorsten Prinz

Harmonized Standards for Medical Software

Harmonized standards are the first choice to achieve conformity with the EU MDR, but not all requirements are always covered.

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2019/01/07 - Regulatory Affairs - Updated: 2021/04/16 - Thorsten Prinz

CJEU Top Court Cases on Medical Devices

Regulatory requirements are also based on the interpretations of the legal framework by the European Court of Justice (CJEU).