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2019/01/11 - Clinical Affairs - Updated: 2019/11/28 - 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.

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.

Sheet of paper with a magnifying glass, showing a scale in the glass. It symbolizes the conformity with the law in harmonized standards Sheet of paper with a magnifying glass, showing a scale in the glass. It symbolizes the conformity with the law in harmonized standards
2019/01/07 - Medical Software - Updated: 2019/11/28 - 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.