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EU Notified Body Unannounced Audits and Your Suppliers

By Richard Vincins
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The most important part to remember about this recommendation document for unannounced audits is that it not only applies to medical device manufacturers, but also significantly includes their suppliers and subcontractors.

The most important part to remember about this recommendation document for unannounced audits is that it not only applies to medical device manufacturers, but also significantly includes their suppliers and subcontractors.

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EU Device Regulations – What’s Changing and What Will Be The Impact?

What’s changing in the medical devices and in vitro diagnostic regulatory landscape in the European Union, and how can you effectively navigate these changes? This article offers an overview.

What’s changing in the medical devices and in vitro diagnostic regulatory landscape in the European Union, and how can you effectively navigate these changes? This article offers an overview.

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Dr. Christopher Joseph Devine, President, Devine Guidance International
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Introduction to the Japanese Medical Device Market

By Dr. Christopher Joseph Devine
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Dr. Christopher Joseph Devine, President, Devine Guidance International

Well (deep subject, the doctor knows), I know many of the readers were wondering about Dr. D’s next series. The doctor really wanted to make this next series an enjoyable surprise. That being said, surprise, surprise, surprise (thank you Gomer Pyle USMC); the next series of Dr. D’s articles will be focused on complying with MHLW Ministerial Ordinance Number 169.

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IVDD Epilogue

By Dr. Christopher Joseph Devine
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Dr. Christopher Joseph Devine, President, Devine Guidance International

During the course of the last eight months, Dr. D has had the opportunity to dive into 98/79/EC, the European In-Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Directive while extracting salient elements in the hope of providing Devine Guidance for the readers. This journey has now come to an end.

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IVDD Annex IX

By Dr. Christopher Joseph Devine
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The relationship between the notified body and the device manufacturer is not unlike a marriage. If a positive relationship is garnered and sustained, life is beautiful. If the relationship sours, then divorce is inevitable; and then the phrase is; “I want my CE mark back, now!”

The relationship between the notified body and the device manufacturer is not unlike a marriage. If a positive relationship is garnered and sustained, life is beautiful. If the relationship sours, then divorce is inevitable; and then the phrase is; “I want my CE mark back, now!”

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IVDD Annex VIII

By Dr. Christopher Joseph Devine
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This week’s guidance for IVDD Annex VII reiterates a device manufacturer’s commitment to supplying a device capable of providing accurate and repeatable results and ongoing compliance with the Directive.

This week’s guidance for IVDD Annex VII reiterates a device manufacturer’s commitment to supplying a device capable of providing accurate and repeatable results and ongoing compliance with the Directive.

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IVDD Annex VI (EC Verification)

By Dr. Christopher Joseph Devine
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Two takeaways this week are immensely important for device manufacturers: 1. Make sure maximum effort is exuded during the documenting and validation of the manufacturing processes, and 2. Manufacturers must take an active part in determining appropriate sample sizes for verification testing; do not let notified bodies make this decision without your input.

Two takeaways this week are immensely important for device manufacturers: 1. Make sure maximum effort is exuded during the documenting and validation of the manufacturing processes, and 2. Manufacturers must take an active part in determining appropriate sample sizes for verification testing; do not let notified bodies make this decision without your input.

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