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MDR Trend Reporting


In the ever-evolving field of medical device regulation, the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) has introduced significant changes to enhance transparency, safety, and traceability. One crucial aspect of MDR compliance is Trend Reporting, a mechanism designed to identify and address emerging issues related to medical devices. This article delves into the intricacies of MDR Trend Reporting,… Read more

Medical Device Sterilization Methods and Validation Process


Manufacturers must determine the appropriate sterilization method to use for their medical device. There are two factors to determine the sterilization method. The first factor is whether the manufacturer will deliver the device as sterile, or the end user will sterilize the device. If the end user is responsible for sterilizing the device, the most… Read more

MDCG 2020-5 Clinical Evaluation – Equivalence


MDCG 2020-5, issued by the European Commission (EC), is a guide that explains how to show that a medical device is equivalent to another with a CE mark. This guide is very important because proving equivalence in the EU is complex. Moreover, the EU MDR and MEDDEV 2.7/1 Rev. 4, a guide on clinical evaluation,… Read more

EN 62366 Usability Engineering


Usability engineering (UE)—or human factors engineering (HFE) focuses on designing a user interface (UI) that allows people to quickly understand how to interact with a Medical Device (MD) in the most efficient and error-free manner. It supports the development of safe and effective medical design, by identifying and appropriately mitigating risks associated with usability. In… Read more

The Evolution and Impact of Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) in Healthcare


In recent years, the intersection of technology and healthcare has given rise to a transformative phenomenon – Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). SaMD refers to software intended to be used for medical purposes, without being part of a hardware medical device. This innovative approach to healthcare has reshaped the landscape of medical devices, offering… Read more

Packaging Validation of Medical Devices


The packaging of products plays a critical role in maintaining the sterility, safety, and efficacy of medical devices throughout their lifecycle. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has established guidelines and standards to regulate packaging processes in the medical industry, with ISO 11607 standing out as a cornerstone for packaging validation. Here you can find… Read more