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New Guidance: Classification of IVD under the IVDR

On 13 November, the Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) published their long anticipated IVD Classification guidance document for IVDR (MDCG 2020-16). The purpose of the document, “is to provide guidance to manufacturers, notified bodies and health institutions on how to classify an IVD prior to placing it on the market, making available on the market or putting into service in the Union.

CDRH COVID-19-Related Workload Impacts Q-Submission Reviews

In recent weeks, NAMSA has become aware of instances in which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) CDRH Office has closed Q-Submissions without review, citing resource constraints stemming from the COVID-19 Pandemic. With the FDA’s commitment to protecting public health, the agency has allocated resources to focus on COVID-19-related activities, working alongside other federal, state and local agencies and officials to address the pandemic.