Software Guidances for MDR and IVDR

The EU Commission has issued guidance documents for Medical Device Software within the scope the EU 2017/745 MDR and EU 2017/746 IVDR. The first publishment related with MDSW is MDCG 2019-11, contains information on the qualification and classification of medical device software.

The second one is MDCG 2019-16 which is a guidance document on Cybersecurity for medical devices. The main purpose of this document is to provide manufacturers with guidance on how to fulfil all the relevant essential requirements of Annex I to the MDR and IVDR with regard to cybersecurity.

And the last one is MDCG 2020-1 which is a guidance document on Clinical Evaluation (MDR) / Performance Evaluation (IVDR) of Medical Device Software. The purpose of this guidance is to provide a framework for the determination of the appropriate level of Clinical Evidence required for MDSW to fulfil the requirements set out in EU 2017/745 MDR and EU 2017/746 IVDR. This guidance should be applied to MDSW.

Software developers should refer to MDCG 2019-11 for guidance on the appropriate qualification and classification of software and MDCG 2020-1 for Clinical Evaluation (MDR) / Performance Evaluation (IVDR) apply to all MDSW prior to such software being introduced into the market.

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