How to classify your Medical Device or In Vitro Diagnostic under the new regulation
Medical Devices have been classified under the Medical Device Directive as 1, 1m, 1s, 2a, 2b and 3. With the increase of the class, the inherent risk increases too. As a result, the regulatory requirements will increase too, not only in number but also in nature. Under the new Medical Device
For In Vitro Diagnostics the new IVD Regulation will also apply a risk-based approach, which could be regarded as a paradigm shift with respect to the IVD Directive. The classes for IVDs range from A to D, with D the highest risk class. Also for
To assist you in your efforts to classify your IVD or Medical Device we have put the criteria according to these novel regulations in a flowchart.
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View chart here. (Info: Chart has been updated according to the new MDR)
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