sop-product-certification-and-registration

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Regulatory Requirement Document Section
MDD Annex I (Essential Requirements) and Annex II, V, VI or VII for  EU Declaration of Conformity
(depending on device classification)
All
MDR Annex I (General Safety and Performance Requirements) and Annex IV (EU Declaration of Conformity) All
MPDG §8, §96, §97 All
ISO 13485:2015, Sections 4.2.3 All

Summary

This SOP describes how a medical device is brought to the market while observing applicable regulatory requirements, including the compilation of a Technical Documentation and issuing a EU Declaration of Conformity for the medical device.

Process Steps

1. Decision on New or Revised Medical Device

This process is initiated once the Management decides to place a new or updated medical device on the market. If applicable, a responsible Product Manager for a new device is appointed. Together with the QMO, s/he determines the classification of a new device as part of the MDD / MDR Classification document.

Participants Management, Product Manager, QMO
Input Management decision on new device
Output Completed medical device classification

2. Application for Conformity Assessment by Notified Body

If necessary based on the medical device classification, a Notified Body is involved for the conformity assessment for the new device.

NOTE: a Notified Body must be involved in the conformity assessment of all medical devices except for class I.

Participants Product Manager
Input Medical device classification
Output Contract with Notified Body

3. Compilation of Technical Documentation and Declaration of Conformity

The technical documentation for the medical device is compiled by following respective processes for development (e.g. software development, risk management, usability testing). The Product Manager is responsible to coordinate this process step with all relevant members of the organization. Documentation for different versions of the device is kept separate.

Prior to submission to the Notified Body for conformity assessment (if applicable), the QMO checks the documentation for completeness according to the stipulations listed below:

After successful approval by the Notified Body, the Management signs the declaration of conformity. A product (version) is considered released and placed on the market with the release of its declaration of conformity.

The Product Manager keeps a list of current and previous products and product versions.

Participants Product Manager, QMO
Input Technical documentation
Output Approval by Notified Body
Signed EU Declaration of Conformity
Updated List of Medical Devices and Product Versions

4. Registration of Medical Device (UDI)

Country-specific requirements for registration are observed before offering a new medical device (version) in a market. For the European market, the Product Manager follows the requirements set out in Art. 29 and Annex VI MDR by registering the device’s Unique Device Identifier (UDI) in the European Database for Medical Devices (Eudamed).

For the implementation of product changes, the Product Manager applies for a new UDI-DI if the changes entail one of the following:

The Product Manager assigns a new UDI-PI for modifications such as:

NOTE:

Example:

NOTE: As of early 2021, the European Commission has designated four entities to issue UDI codes: GS1, HIBCC, ICCBBA and IFA. As long as Eudamed is not set up for registration, national registration requirements apply. For Germany, consider §96 and §97 of the MPDG. At OpenReg, we recommend obtaining a UDI already to be prepared for the regulatory transition.

NOTE: As part of the registration process, authorities in non-EU countries may require the documentation to be provided in other languages. Consider norms and regulations for the translation of medical device documentation.

Participants Product Manager
Input Released Declaration of Conformity
Output Updated or new UDI Completed device registration

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