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All Together Now – FDA Builds Devices Super Office

The biggest difference between the FDA way and the rest of the world is the separation of activities into device assessment, which comes first and involves FDA reviewers from the...
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Europe’s pragmatic approach to clinical evidence for legacy devices – or why the devil is always in the detail…

Regulatory affairs demand attention to detail. So when the European Medical Devices Coordination Group released document MDCG 2019-3 - Interpretation of Article 54(2)b we regulatory geeks just knew we should...
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NZ Makes it Formal – Medical Devices Reform in The Land of the Long White Cloud

New Zealand has always been a relaxed sort of place – and that included the regulation of medical devices which up till now has been limited to a simple notification...
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Fog in the Channel: a European Medtech Perspective on Brexit

An apocryphal newspaper headline reported, "Fog in the Channel - Continent Cut Off". All very whimsical and a metaphor for a peculiarly anglo-centric world view. But as the UK stumbles...
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Regulatory Change in Australia – TGA’s wish list for 2019

TGA works hard to keep up to date in this rapidly changing world and that’s certainly the case this coming year. An indication of reforms to come can be gained...
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How a No Deal Brexit may Jeopardise Medical Device Supply in Australia

This is not just a political temper tantrum in a small Island somewhere off the coast of France.  Brexit will have global implications: including some strange effects in markets far...
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Brexit – BSi confirms UK issued CE to become invalid

Brexit - this is where the wheels come off: UK (and now Dutch) Notified Body BSi has advised that all UK issued CE certificates become invalid in case of no...
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New Zealand WANDers towards increased device regulation

If you are WANDering about the title of this blog, yes, it’s a dreadful pun I know – but it’s that time of year. New Zealand’s Medsafe have issued a...
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Harmonization in Plain Sight. Are FDA and CE Substantially Equivalent?

Medical device harmonization continues to struggle, with substantial differences between FDA and Europe continuing to be an obstacle. However, current changes in Europe and proposed changes in the US may...
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Not so fast. What really happened with FDA’s clearance of the Apple Watch ECG

There’s lots of noise about the very rapid de novo clearances for Apple’s “Irregular Rhythm Notification Feature” (DEN 180042) and ECG App (DEN180044) for the Apple Watch. FDA cleared both...

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