Vigilance from a Medical Device Perspective


What is Vigilance?

It is a system for the notification and evaluation of incidents and Field Safety Corrective Actions (FSCA) involving Medical Devices. (MEDDEV 2.12-1, rev.8)

What steps shall the manufacturer follow to report an incident?

Technical documentation needed for Conformity Assessment

Before being launched on the EU market, Medical Devices must be approved by a conformity assessment procedure in order to get the CE mark. Conformity Assessment is mainly based on documents, one of these documents is the technical documentation. It is used to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements.

Access to the US market also requires detailed documentation.

Here is a comparison between the documentation needed for EU and US market:

Author: Alix Auter, Life-Science Consultant KVALITO

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