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Unique Device Identification (UDI) System – Path toward Global Harmonization?

On Sept. 24, 2013, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mandated 78 FR 58786 (the UDI Rule), herewith establishing a unique device identification labeling system in line with the requirements of 21CFR830.20. Medical device labelers must submit product information to the FDA's publicly accessible Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID). In addition, the UDI Rule requires every medical device distributed and used in the United States to bear a UDI – unless exempt. A UDI consists of two components: the device identifier (DI) and the production identifier (PI). The DI...

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Medical apps under the new European MDR

Worldwide 1 out of every 3 internet users currently monitors their health or fitness using an app. This was shown in a recent survey by market researcher GfK. Millions of health-related apps are downloaded every year, and this is expected...

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Notified bodies under pressure

After our recent posts on the proposed Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and MEDDEV 2.7/1 rev. 4, it is interesting to shift our perspective, aiming to get a sense of the potential impact of the new regulatory framework for the medical...

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