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26.10.2021 – New MDCG document about repackaging & relabelling activities

This document (MDCG 2021-26) presents questions and answers on repackaging & relabelling activities - obligations introduced by Article 16(2) to (4) under Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices (MDR) and Regulation (EU) 2017/746 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDR).


25.10.2021 – New MDCG document about the application of MDR requirements to ‘legacy devices’ and ‘old devices’

The new MDCG document (MDCG 2021-25) explains the application of transitional provisions laid down in Article 120(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/745 (MDR) and the consequential application of MDR requirements to ‘legacy devices’ and to devices placed on the market prior to 26 May 2021 in accordance  with Directives 90/385/EEC or 93/42/EEC.


04.10.2021 – New Guidance on classification of medical devices

The document (MDCG 2021-24) provides a general overview on the impact of the classification of medical devices on different aspects of the device compliance with the legal requirements. The explanations provide some simplified concepts and are not exhaustive.


20.08.2021 – New MDCG paper as guidance for notified bodies and others

This guidance (MDCG 2021-23) is intended to provide assistance to notified bodies to implement requirements established by MDR and IVDR with regard to certification activities to be carried out according to Article 16(4), attesting that the quality management system of the distributor or importer carrying out any of the activities mentioned in points (a) and (b) of Article 16(2) complies with the relevant requirements. This guidance is also addressed to distributors and importers in respect to their quality management system to be certified by a notified body.


18.08.2021 – Class D devices (IVD) - procedures to be followed by notified bodies, in context of the consultation of the expert panel

Clarification on “first certification for that type of device” and corresponding procedures to be followed by notified bodies, in context of the consultation of the expert panel referred to in Article 48(6) of Regulation (EU) 2017/746. For class D devices, Article 48(6) of Regulation (EU) 2017/746 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (the IVDR) establishes the conditions to be applied by the notified body to determine whether it has to consult the expert panel on the performance evaluation report of the manufacturer. These conditions are:

(1) the absence of common specifications for the class D device in question, AND

(2) where it is also the first certification for that type of device.

This guidance (MDCG 2021-22) provides clarification on the meaning of these conditions and on the corresponding procedures to be followed by the notified body.


04.08.2021 – 4th Corrigendum of the MDR published

The 4th Corrigendum of the MDR has been published and contains corrections for the German translation of the medical device regulation 2017/745 as well as for other languages. You can find the various corrigenda here.


03.08.2021 – New MDCG documents released

Several new MDCG documents were released in July. They concerned questions and answers on obligations and rules for the registration in EUDAMED (2021-13), an explanatory note on IVDR codes (2021-14), the application form a conformity assessment body has to submit when applying for designation as notified body (2021-15), a guidance note on how to integrate the UDI within an organisation’s quality management system (2021-19), and instructions for generating CIV-ID for MDR clinical investigations (2021-20).


13.07.2021 – Information about personal data exchange between EU and UK

The European Commission issued an adequacy decision which allows personal data to flow freely from the European Union to the United Kingdom. The adequacy decision expires four years after its entry into force but can be renewed afterwards. Data subjects must be informed that the data will be transferred to a third country for which an adequacy decision has been adopted (see more information here).


22.06.2021 – The status of Appendixes E-I of IMDRF N48 under EU regulatory framework for medical devices

The MDCG endorsed the principles laid out under Appendixes E-I of the IMDRF N48 guidance document and in the document MDCG 2021-10, they provide clarifications as to how certain principles and examples outlined in N48 Appendixes E-I apply under the MDR/IVDR.


15.06.2021 – IMDRF updates the PMCF study document

This document is intended to provide guidance in relation to: the circumstances where a PMCF study is indicated; the objectives of PMCF Studies; the design and implementation of PMCF studies; and the use of information from PMCF studies. This document does not apply to in vitro diagnostic devices.


08.06.2021 – MDCG 2021-12: FAQ on the European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN)

In their newly published MDCG document (MDCG 2021-12), the European Commission offers questions and answers regarding EMDN; e.g. it specifies the creation and key principles.


07.06.2021 – MDCG 2021-8: Clinical investigation application/notification documents

In the absence of the European database on medical devices (EUDAMED), a series of clinical investigation application/notification documents have been created to support clinical investigation procedures with respect to MDR.


04.05.2021 - Corrected standard available for order!

As already reported by us, the corrected standard DIN EN ISO 14155 was available for pre-order, now the standard has been officially published (DIN EN ISO 14155:2021-05) and released for purchase. Buyers of the previous version DIN EN ISO 14155:2020-12 receive a free replacement of the current standard.


28.04.2021 – New revision of MDCG 2018-1: UDI-DI

The European Commission has published the revision 4 of the MDCG document 2018-1. The changes encompass a deletion of words in the chapter “The Basic UDI-DI” and the addition of the maximum number of reuses in the chapter “Changes of UDI-DI”.


26.04.2021 – Release of MDCG 2021-6: Q&A for clinical studies

In their newly published MDCG document (MDCG 2021-6), the European Commission offers questions and answers for the topic “Clinical investigation in accordance with the MDR”. It answers general and specific questions concerning planned and running investigations.


20.04.2021 – Publication of MDCG 2021-5: Standardisation for medical devices

The European Commission published an MDCG document (MDCG 2021-5), which serves as guidance on different aspects related to standards in the medical devices sector. It is supposed to provide support regarding the requirements laid down in the applicable EU legislation and explain specificities.


12.04.2021 – Corrected standard can be preordered!

The DIN EN ISO 14155 has been corrected, is supposedly being released in May 2021, and is already available for preordering. Buyers of the previous version DIN EN ISO 14155:2020-12 receive a free replacement of the current standard.


07.04.2021 – Is your software a medical device?

The European commission presents a helpful graph on this question, which allows developers to assess whether their software classifies as a medical device according to the MDR.


30.03.2021 – Release of the updated curricula on clinical investigations

The German Medical Association released the notification for trainings for investigators, their deputies, and members of the investigational team in clinical investigations according to German Medicinal Products Act (AMG) and Medical Devices Act (MPG). The different curricula contain the necessary content for the training of the members of the investigational team, specific to AMG or MPG. An overview can be found here (only in German).


25.03.2021 – New MDCG document as Q&A for custom-made devices

With the publication of the new MDCG document 2021-3, the European commission offers questions and answers specific to custom-made medical devices. This link will take you to the MDCG document on the website of the European Commission.


09.03.2021 – MDCG 2021-1 shows alternatives to EUDAMED

Until the EUDAMED database is fully functional, this MDCG 2021-1 document shows alternative solutions, techniques, and practices to exchange information. The document is addressed towards manufacturers, notified bodies, and sponsors of clinical investigations.


01.03.2021 – (DIN) EN ISO 14155:2020 redacted

The DIN EN ISO 14155:2020 and EN ISO 14155:2020 have been redacted due to a correction and are currently only available for preordering (click here). The ISO 14155:2020-07 is still valid.



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