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Category Medical Device and Compliance

The New EU Regulation 2017/745 on Medical Devices

Understanding the Regulation and its impact on Industry

The New EU Regulation 2017/745 on Medical Devices

Date: 14 - 15 November 2018 | 10.00 - 18.00

Location: H10 Urquinaona Plaza - Barcelona

Language: English

Lecturer/s: Arkan Zwick

*Registration fee: € 1570,00

*Early bird: 24/10/2018


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The recently published EU Regulation on Medical Devices 2017/745 (MDR) changes significantly the landscape for the medical device industry. Beyond the familiar framework of general requirements for safety and performance, harmonized standards, risk classification, the Regulation introduces novel requirements in key areas such as stronger Notified Body Oversight, improved General Safety and Performance Requirements, Publicity of data, Clinical Requirements and Post Market Surveillance. The Regulation also introduces the concept of a responsible person for regulatory compliance for manufacturers and additional duties for importers and distributors. The Regulation also brings new evaluation procedures for high-risk devices and
scrutiny of conformity assessments.

For the industry, it is just the right moment to get a detailed understanding of the new requirements and understand how to prepare for the end of the transition period in May 2020.

The Seminar allows participants to get a clear picture of the new requirements, understand the transition timelines and insure compliance to the new landscape. The Seminar includes detailed presentation materials, interactive sessions on technical dossiers, case studies and tool kits helpful for MDR implementation.

To whom it may concern

The seminar is targeted to industry in the field of medical devices particularly high-risk products.
The seminar will benefit to:  

  • QA Managers
  • R&D Managers
  • Regulatory Affairs Managers • Clinical Trail Managersù
  • CEO / CTO´s of companiesù

Participant experience

Knowledge of the medical device directive MDD 93/42 is necessary.


Day 1 | 10:00am to 18:00pm
Module 1 | Understanding the MDR 2017/745

  • Overview
  • MDR vs. MDD
  • Key changes
  • Opportunity or threat?

Module 2 | Transition Period

  • Transition for industry
  • Transition for notified bodies
  • Current state of designation procedure for notified bodies
  • Notified body selection considerations

Module 3 | Walkthrough the MDR

  • Preamble
  • Chapters
  • Annexes
  • Implementation regulations

Module 4 | Classification and conformity assessment

  • Classification rules and conformity assessment procedures
  • Clinical evaluation consultation of certain class III and IIb devices and scrutiny
  • Clinical evaluation and clinical investigation rules

Recap day one / Q&A

Day 2 | 08:30am to 16:00pm
Module 1 | Person responsible for regulatory compliance

  • Qualification requirements
  • Duties
  • Organizational impact

Module 2 | Technical Documentation case study

  • New modules of Technical Documentation
  • New General Safety and Performance Requirements
  • Tool box project management
  • Tool box technical documentation impact

Module 3 | Post market requirements for manufacturers

  • Overview of post market requirements
  • Periodic Safety Update Reports – PSURS
  • Summary of Safety and clinical Performance – SSCP

Recap day two / Q&A

Type of training

The Seminar will consist in modular lectures, cases studies and interactive sessions (Q&A).

At the end of the training, you will be able to:

  • Understand content of the new Medical Devices Regulation.
  • Understand the impact on your organization during and after transition.
  • Use tool boxes for the implementation of MDR in your company.

Lecturer’s Bio

Mr. Arkan Zwick is Corporate Regulatory Affairs Director of CROMA Pharmaceutical, Austria.
CROMA is a private global pharmaceutical and surgical company with products inophthalmology, orthopedic and aesthetic dermatology. With more than ten years, regulatory professional experience Arkan´s role includes regulatory advocacy for drug, medical deviceand cosmetic compliance projects as well as in house legal advice for contract management, merger and acquisition and intellectual property projects. He is responsible for the company’s regulatory compliance in the EU working with several notified bodies and for global market authorizations in the Americas and Asia-Pacific. Arkan has a graduate master degree in Law from the University of Vienna and a PhD in European Law. He has been assigned as lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna and speaker on life cycle conferences. He is fluent speaker in English, German and French.