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Harmonised Standards for MDR? CEN/CENELEC say “Non”

Back in November 2019, looking at the virtual break down in harmonisation of standards to the European Directives and the belated request from the Commission for harmonisation to MDR of...
Time passing

TGA expedites COVID-19 approvals, while keeping up business as usual for other devices

The TGA continues to provide timely responses and support for new applications and emergency use applications. Our firm continues to be in active communication with the agency, which at the...
Crisis management

Six uncomfortable regulatory truths in a pandemic

These are truly extraordinary times. With supply chains breaking down and demand outstripping supply for critical products such as ventilators, masks and test kits, both regulators and industry are having...
Clearing fog

TGA acceptance of international device reviews – clearing the fog

A recent discussion on the RAPS bulletin board (link here for members) revealed confusion as to what international evidence can be used to support Australian regulatory approvals for medical devices....
Standards

Are Harmonised Standards facing irrelevance?

There’s been considerable disquiet over the lack of availability of harmonised standards to support the new European Medical Device Regulations (MDR).  And rightly so. But harmonisation is already in disarray...
Stairs with light

The question on clients’ lips… “How long will my application take?”

Every year the TGA produce the TGA Annual Performance Statistics Report and the Half Yearly Performance Snapshot. On the 21 October 2019, The TGA released the latest annual statistics on...
End of financial year

Out They Go – FDA Clears the Store of Guidances

In a now traditional clearing of the store, FDA issued a raft of new guidances at the close of the financial year. Through September to October 10 a total of...
Red carpet

FDA Fashion Parade – Guidance Priorities for Fiscal 2020

Each new fiscal year, FDA sets out its priorities for guidance development and publication over the coming year. It’s always a fascinating insight into the current regulatory fashions, and just...
Reform

Regulatory Change in Australia – TGA’s wish list for 2019

TGA works hard to keep up to date in this rapidly changing world and that’s certainly the case this coming year. An indication of reforms to come can be gained...
Brexit

Brexit – BSi confirms UK issued CE to become invalid

Brexit - this is where the wheels come off: UK (and now Dutch) Notified Body BSi has advised that all UK issued CE certificates become invalid in case of no...

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