The Impact of the EU MDR Regulation on Legacy Devices

7 – 8  November 2018
Park Plaza Victoria, Amsterdam


Every medical device and medical manufacturer placing devices in the EU must comply…

Under the EU approach there is no possibility of grandfathering existing products and ultimately all legacy devices (CE Marking under the current MDD) will need to meet the full requirements of the new EU MDR by 2020, with a possible three-year grace period under strict conditions.

Registering for this workshop will have hands-on case studies exercises including:

  • General safety and performance requirements (GSPR)
  • Updating technical documentation
  • Preparing clinical data
  • Ongoing post market and post market clinical follow-up expectations
  • Gap assessment and product rationalization
  • Hot issues (notified body availability, Brexit, lack of guidance, expert panels and more)

Addressing the Impact of EU MDR on Combination’ Products

20 November 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Brussels


The workshop will include a brief review of the changes MDR will introduce.  We will also discuss the anticipated practical implications of the changes and share the concerns of all stakeholders as the regulators establish the future implementation expectations. The outcome of this unique event will be the creation of two white papers that will be inputted to the Commission and Regulators as they develop their implementation requirements.

Help create practical considerations to support consistent and addressable implementation expectations.

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Virtual Program

Understand the New EU Medical Device/IVD Regulations Webcast Understand the New EU Medical Device/IVD Regulations

View it on demand

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

This four-week virtual program draws together industry experts and leading Notified Bodies who have been closely following the evolution of the proposed regulations, anticipating the final texts, developing positions on what will be required by the regulations, and understanding the impact on manufacturers, devices and systems both new and legacy.

Uniquely, each week provides different perspectives/opinions from different Notified Bodies and experts on the key significant changes that will impact all medical devices and in vitro diagnostics being placed into Europe under the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and the In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR). This program will also consider the impact on legacy devices cleared, CE marked, and under the existing EU Medical Device Directive (MDD) and In Vitro Diagnostics Directive (IVDD).

From the convenience of your own viewing location, this cost-effective resource is one you can watch live with your colleagues. Recordings of the sessions will also be available with your registration.

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    1-4 October 2018
    Vancouver, BC

    See the global regulatory community in action. Intensive workshops. Topical sessions. Meet ups with regulators. This is where it all comes together.


  • New EU Medical Device and IVD Regulations Explainer
    This interactive presentation with RAPS Executive Director Paul Brooks explores the changes in EU medical device and IVD regulations, and how regulatory will be impacted. Start familiarizing yourself with the new rules and plan how to transition your organization’s products into compliance before the new regulations come into force.


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