Requirements and Implementation of the Medical Device Regulation for CE Marking training course
The Medical Devices Regulation is the legislation detailing the requirements that manufacturers have to meet to place medical devices on the market in the European Union.
The Regulation will affect all medical device manufacturers, importers, distributors and EU Representatives. Subcontractors/suppliers will also be affected, as well as manufacturers of some devices without a medical purpose (for example, devices used for esthetical body modification, contact lenses to change eye colour without correcting vision, etc).
The course will give you an understanding of the key requirements, which will provide:
- Essential knowledge to understand Regulatory Affairs of medical devices in EU, e.g. in the position of top management, or a manager or project member in QM/QA, R&D, design, manufacturing, supply chain, customer service and sales
- The ability to understand the demands of the subcontractor, supplier, OEM, authorized representative, importer, distributor, allowing better relationships between them and the legal manufacturer
- A basis to learn later about implementation of CE marking projects
You will then learn to implement the requirements of European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) to obtain and maintain CE marks for your product, giving you access to a market with 500+ million people. Find out best practice for assembling Technical Documentation and QMS when placing Medical Devices (MD) on the European Union market.
The course will also review the requirements of, and relationship between, the legal manufacturer, subcontractors/suppliers, notified bodies (e.g. auditing), and economic operators (importers, distributors, EU Representatives) according to their obligations by MDR.
Who should attend?
The course is especially suitable for:
- RA, QM, and QA professionals who need to implement the MDR
- Anyone concerned with certification or active in projects for CE-marking
- Staff working for organizations that partner with Medical Device manufacturers e.g. as subcontractor, crucial supplier, OEM, Authorized representative, importer, distributor, auditee
Please note: This course will not cover implementation for the In Vitro Diagnostics or concentrate on devices with specific requirements.
What will I learn?
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Communicate the key requirements and concepts within the Regulation
- Reference the necessary aspects to evaluate if and how your company is affected by MDR and to what extent
- Define the vocabulary used within MDR
- Explain the structure and administration of the Regulation
- Recognize partners of manufacturers affected by the Regulation
- Describe the key steps of a conformity assessment
- Explain the main impacts on the quality management system (QMS) relating to MDR
- Recognize the requirements for post-market surveillance and updates
- Develop a strategy for regulatory compliance as stipulated by MDR
- Implement requirements concerning the following steps for Conformity Assessment:
- Scope and applicability of MDR
- EU risk classification criteria for medical devices to determine “Risk Class”
- General Safety and Performance Requirements (GSPRs) as the basis for CE marking, including the use of standards
- Conformity assessment routes and their application based on risk class
- Self-certification, CE-certification by Notified bodies, involvement of authorities, scrutiny
- 'Declaration of Conformity’ and CE marking
- Fulfil Technical Documentation requirements, e.g. in
- Putting together ‘Technical Documentation’
- Necessary control of outsourced activities and processes and roles of external partners (e.g. supplying and commercial)
- Instantiate the importance and role of clinical data
- Risk management, process validation and their regulatory significance
- Drawing up Instruction For Use, label and other information supplied with the device
- Consistency and validity of information and electronic data management
- Plan post-market activities required by MDR with respect to:
- Risk Management and related planning
- Post-Market Surveillance and Post-Market Follow-Up (PMCF)
- Periodic reports, Vigilance, ad-hoc reporting
- Regulatory responsibilities of all economic operators including communication with competent authorities, notified bodies, economic operators, customers etc.
- Recall, Field Safety Corrective Actions (FSCA), Corrective And Preventative Action (CAPA)
- Regulatory relevance of change control to QMS, design and manufacturing
- Extent of readiness for audits/reviews/assessment
- Put into effect gained knowledge concerning implementation of MDR requirements into your organization, e.g. in projects for CE-marking
How will I benefit?
This course will help you:
- Understand the key requirements and concepts of the European Medical Devices Regulation
- Communicate the impact of the key requirements introduced by the MDR to your organization
- Implement the requirements of the European Medical Devices Regulation
- Guide and support other people and partner organizations affected by MDR
- Set up and update required documentation
- Take the necessary steps for your organization to meet the MDR requirement
- Maintain compliance to MDR and other/future documents related to Medical Device legislation
- Systematically explore and implement more detailed and updated provisions (e.g. common specifications (CS), acts, standards)
- You will gain 8 CPD points on completing the course
- Training course notes