The new IVDR is here!
The In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) is the new regulatory basis (EU) 2017/746 for placing on the market, making available and putting into service in vitro diagnostic medical devices on the European market. The regulation aims to ensure a high level of protection of public health, patients, and users.
It replaced the EU’s Directive on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (98/79/EC) and introduced substantial changes in the sector. The IVD Regulation applies from 26 May 2022. There are transitional agreements to provide more time for conformity assessments to take place; this is required whilst the IVDR infrastructure is being implemented and ensures the availability of in vitro diagnostics on the EU market, but does not apply to all devices.
There is still an enormous amount of work required to transition from the IVDD to the IVDR, manufacturers should recognize the IVDR is more complex and detailed and will, therefore, require more resources to maintain as well as implement.
New arrangements to meet the requirements of the IVDR have been adopted. It does not change any requirements of the IVDR but only extends the time available to complete the conformity assessments with Notified Bodies, which depends on the type of device. There is a lot to consider, but it is really important, don't take your foot off the gas, there's still a lot of work to do.
Read more about the transitional arrangements, what elements should be in place after the 26th of May and how to meet the IVDR.
How to meet the IVDR
Key changes of the IVDR
One of the main changes is the involvement of Notified Bodies for conformity assessment, where in vitro diagnostics will be under control. Another change is that in-house devices need an appropriate quality management system (QMS).
The transition will require an enormous amount of work. Qserve's practical approach helps to guide you through the complete implementation process. Our top consultants will bring the interpretations to you.
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Interested in our IVDR services?
Qserve is here to support you on this journey, using our expertise to understand the requirements. Our staff is intimately involved with the development of the new IVD Regulations and can share this inside knowledge to help create submissions in a Notified Body-friendly format and can guide you through the implementation process from concept to market access.
Qserve has developed services and training to not only teach the requirements but educate our clients through hands-on workshops to gain a greater understanding of what the requirements are, industry best practices and how to apply these to their own organization. While traveling can be difficult, some of the courses can be web-based and followed up with on-site workshops specific to your company.
IVDR Training Program
“The IVDR is an enormous change to the IVD industry, many are calling it a cultural shift. Not only does it requires a significant change to technical documentation and the quality management system, but it includes a new requirement for economic operators which changes their responsibilities and also the relationship the manufacturer currently has with them.“
Sue Spencer | Head of IVD & Principal Consultant