UDI Resolution in Brazil: What needs to be considered?

At the beginning of 2021, Brazil started to finally implement its UDI regulations. This is being done in stages with the involvement of various stakeholders. As with pharmaceuticals, Anvisa is the responsible authority. It is responsible for enacting the appropriate legislation, it reviews approvals for medical devices, and it monitors manufacturers’ quality management systems to […]

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UDI Regulations in Saudi Arabia

UDI Regulation in Saudi Arabia

The UDI regulations in Saudi Arabia are intended to play a role in health insurance and cost monitoring additionally to increase patient safety. However, the focus is on traceability, market surveillance, and various safety aspects. Authority: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Food and Drug Administration (SFDA). Timeframe: The SFDA UDI regulation came into force by 01.08.2021. […]

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The Six EUDAMED Modules (MDR)

Overview of the 6 EUDAMED modules (MDR)

An important component of the MDR and IVDR is the EUDAMED. As a central database, it is intended to create more transparency, bundle information, and serve as an exchange and reporting platform for the individual actors. To this end, it consists of six modules that cover various topics ranging from the registration of medical devices […]

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EUDAMED: Two More Years

An important component of Medical Device Regulation (MDR), the launch of EUDAMED, has been postponed by two years to May 2022. However, May 2020 remains the date for the other elements of the MDR. It was considered unlikely that the deadline for the MDR would be postponed. However, the European Union now announced that at […]

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In focus: UDI international

In 2017, the European Commission launched the MDR and thus also the Unique Device Identification (UDI). Europe is not alone in this. The concern to make medical technology products safer is also being implemented in other countries with corresponding initiatives or is in the planning phase. The WHO and other organizations have been working for […]

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