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Medical Device Lifecycle Management


Medical Device Lifecycle Management Overview

Medical writing is a meticulous process of creating documentation and translating complex scientific and clinical data into clear, concise, and well-structured documents that meet the stringent requirements of health authorities. In the ever-evolving landscape of medical advancements and regulatory requirements, the medical device lifecycle management for medical writing documents plays a key role in ensuring the safety and compliance of medical devices as well as in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs). It is one of the most important aspects of regulatory submission strategy.

Importance of Medical Device Lifecycle Management of Reports

The creation, production, and distribution of any medical device entail intricate procedures that extend over several years, covering phases such as research, development, clinical trials, regulatory endorsements, post-market oversight, and continuous monitoring. Throughout the product lifecycle journey, the knowledge and data accumulated must be meticulously compiled, assessed, and disseminated to ensure that products remain safe and effective.

Compliance is not a one-time event but a continuous process till the time your medical device exists on the market. Understanding the fundamentals of managing a product's lifecycle from the outset can help prevent costly delays and inefficiencies that might arise due to non-compliance or unforeseen challenges later.

What reports should be updated from time to time?

  • Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs): CERs should be periodically reviewed and updated to incorporate new clinical data, post-market surveillance findings, and any emerging safety concerns.
  • Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs): Similar to CERs, PERs should be revisited to reflect changes in technology, manufacturing processes, and performance data. Ongoing monitoring and reassessment are essential to ensure that in-vitro diagnostic medical devices continue to meet their intended purpose accurately.
  • Clinical Performance Reports (CPRs): Regular updates to clinical performance reports (CPRs) may be necessary to incorporate new clinical data, address any emerging safety concerns, and reflect changes in clinical practice or guidelines.
  • Analytical Performance Reports (APRs): Regular updates to analytical performance reports (APRs) may be needed to reflect improvements in testing methodologies, changes in reference materials, or advancements in technology.
  • Scientific Validity Report (SVR): Scientific Validity Reports (SVRs) updating is required to incorporate new scientific findings, address feedback from regulatory agencies or experts, and reflect changes in the state of scientific knowledge.
  • Periodic Safety Update Reports (PSURs): PSURs are designed to provide an up-to-date assessment of a medical device’s safety profile. Regular updates are crucial to include new adverse event data, emerging safety signals, and any changes in the risk-benefit balance of the devices.
  • Post-Market Surveillance Reports (PMSR): Similar to PSURs, these PMS reports are also required to be update continually to include data from post-market surveillance activities, such as adverse event reporting, complaints, and user feedback. PMS reports help identify and address potential safety issues in real-world settings.

Effective Medical device product lifecycle management of Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs), Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs), and Periodic Safety Update Reports (PSURs) is vital for ensuring continuity of your medical devices and IVDs in the market. Following best practices and staying up to date with the regulations is the right approach for ensuring compliance with your products.

With a decade of experience in the field of Medical Writing, Freyr has a robust delivery model ensures optimized performance with superior quality.

Freyr Expertise and Advantages

Freyr Expertise

  • Creation of Clinical Evaluation Plan/Report
  • Creation of Performance Evaluation Plan/Report
  • Clinical Performance Report (CPR)
  • Analytical Performance Report (APR)
  • Scientific Validity Report (SVR)
  • Summary of Safety & Performance Report (SSP)
  • Lifecycle management of medical writing reports
  • Gap analysis of Previous CER, PER, and the related source documents
  • Post market Surveillance plan
  • Post Market Surveillance Report
  • Post Market Clinical Follow Up Plan (PMPF Plan)
  • Post Market Clinical Follow Up Report (PMPF report)
  • Periodic Safety Update Report

Freyr Advantages

  • Assured compliance with recent applicable regulations.
  • Team of qualified experts.
  • Tailored Solutions to your requirements
  • Regulatory Resource Management/Staff Augmentation Services
  • Cross-functional inputs from Medical Device experts to comply with requirements.