The cost to obtain an MDEL (Medical Device Establishment Licence) and MDL (Medical Device Licence) in Canada depends on the medical device’s classification. In this blog, we will break down […] Read More >>
This blog is meant to be an overview of the average costs associated with bringing a medical device to market under normal circumstances. Depending on when you are reading this […] Read More >>
The new European Union In Vitro Diagnostics Regulations (EU IVDR) entered into application on May 26, 2022, to replace In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive (98/79/EC). Manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers, and […] Read More >>
In vitro diagnostic medical devices contain a broad spectrum of devices that test biological samples to determine the status of one’s health, from self-tests for pregnancy, to blood glucose tests […] Read More >>
EFSA’s Strategy 2027 delineates the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) strategies and approaches in responding to the changing environment in the years ahead, especially in light of the SARS-CoV-2 global […] Read More >>
Health Canada’s use of Interim Orders (IOs) has allowed for the exceptional importation and sale of Medical Devices (MDs) to help prevent shortages in relation to COVID-19. To date, Health […] Read More >>
Medical devices in the European Union (EU) are approved through a different mechanism than the approval process in the United States or Canada. The approval of medical devices intended for […] Read More >>
In regulatory affairs, a dossier is a term used to describe a compilation and array of documents regarding the safety, efficacy, and quality information of a medical product. The dossier […] Read More >>
During the pandemic of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) or Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the FDA Commissioner may authorize the use […] Read More >>
COVID-19 tests are considered medical devices and are regulated under the Medical Devices Regulations in Canada. Medical devices are classified into 4 classes: Class I are those with the lowest […] Read More >>
If you are involved in the importation or distribution of Medical Devices related to the COVID crises in Canada, then no doubt you are aware of Health Canada’s online database […] Read More >>
Health Canada has recently released an Interim Order (IO) for the importation and sale of Class-IV medical devices used to diagnose, treat, or prevent COVID-19. **note: An interim order is […] Read More >>
Software is used extensively in medical devices for gathering, monitoring, and transmitting data to healthcare professionals and clinical technicians. Although software can be an extremely useful tool as a medical […] Read More >>
ISO Prepares for FDA’s Proposed Overhaul of Medical Device Quality System Regulation Late in February 2018, the FDA announced that as part of global harmonization efforts around quality management systems, […] Read More >>
On August 17, the industry comment period for the FDA’s Medical Device Safety Action Plan closed. Back in April of this year, the FDA announced the new Plan, which is […] Read More >>
In May 2018, the Bill S-5 received Royal Assent for Canada’s new Tobacco and Vaping Products Legislation (TVPA). With this update, all vaping products that are not subject to the Food […] Read More >>
The global veterinary and animal equipment market is growing with an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.0% in this 2015 to 2020 time period. This growth is largely […] Read More >>
In early January 2018, the Advertising Standards Canada (ASC), the non-profit industry group that provides guidance to industry and Health Canada on acceptable marketing claims, provided an update to the […] Read More >>