Clinical Suite | Literature Search Design for Medical Devices

June 30, 2022

Date:  30 June, 2022

Time: 18:00 – 20:00 CEST | 12 PM - 2PM Eastern Standard Time 

Location: Virtual

Price: € 395,- / $450


Clinical evaluation requirements for medical devices have become more stringent over time starting with the release of guidance MEDDEV 2.7/1 Rev 4 in 2016. However, key aspects of the process are not described in the MEDDEV guidance, such as literature search design and appraisal. Focused literature search design is essential for a clinical evaluation to have sufficient clinical data. This training builds on the Qserve Clinical Evaluation Training Suite to help you use established performance and safety endpoints to focus literature searches for both device-specific and state-of-the-art requirements.

Examples of verified and validated methodological quality assessment tools that are appropriate for appraisal previously published in revision 3 of MEDDEV 2.7/1 guidance were moved to Appendix F of IMDRF MDCE WG/N56 on Clinical Evaluation. This leaves many manufacturers performing clinical evaluation for the MDR to create their own assessment tools that often leave gaps in documentation and leads to the inclusion of irrelevant data that can obfuscate the final analysis. This training offers techniques to meet the requirements detailed in MDCG 2020-13, such as:

  • Adequacy of search terms,
  • Database selection and justification,
  • Acceptability of inclusion and exclusion criteria,
  • Strategies for avoiding duplication of data, and
  • Literature search verification – comprehensive identification of relevant data

While this training will offer insight into the literature search process, it is recommended that attendees also register for Qserve’s Clinical Evaluation training that will provide the basis for how to arrive at relevant endpoints used for the literature search.


Jasmin Hunter
Post date: February 17, 2022
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