medical device

MDCG has released guidance for classification of medical devices

The document provides practical examples of devices, including applicable rules and classifications.

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The device and certification module of EUDAMED is now open for registration and searches!

The EUDAMED device module was launched across the Europe on 4 October 2021, but the transition periods are defined on national level.

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Assessing the biological safety is a measure that protects both the user and manufacturer of a medical device.

The process for biological hazard identification and risk assessment is called biological safety evaluation. Often this means an evaluation and testing process based on the ISO 10993 standard.

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MD/IVD Regulation causes changes to national legislation in EU member states

 A new Finnish national legislation has entered into force.

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MDCG has released guidance for performance evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVD) 

The content of released guidance document is envisaged to form the basis for common specifications to be adopted according to Article 9 of Regulation (EU) 2017/746 in the coming months. 

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The Finnish Medicines Agency FIMEA has issued a new administrative regulation on economical operator and device registrations for medical devices 

The new regulation implements the obligations set out in medical device EU-regulations (2017/745 and 2017/746) and in national legislation 719/2021 in Finland. 

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Mode of action defines whether your product is a medicinal product or a medical device

Medicinal products and medical devices alike can be used to diagnose, prevent, treat, and alleviate diseases, or to correct, restore or modify physiological processes.

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Is your product a medicinal product, a medical device, or both?

Determining which legislation a product falls under is essential. When the question of which legislation applies to a product is not unequivocal, the term borderline products is used.

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