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Monday 28 November 2011

New Device Classification Guidance published by GHTF: consequences for medical imaging software

The GHTF (Global Harmonization Task Force) issued a draft of a new guidance on medical device classification They recommend to implement four classes for medical devices based on intended use: from class A (lowest risk) to class D (highest risk). And they give a set of rules on how to choose the classification of the devices.

Comparison with regulations

Wait, I've already seen this elsewhere. Classification of devices in Europe (CE mark) and in Canada have systems very similar to what GHTF recommends. This is a good thing to have an ongoing harmonization process. National regulations copy what GHTF recommends and GHTF copies what national regulations require. This is a virtuous circle. Maybe one day the FDA will implement this classification system.

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Friday 25 November 2011

Certification of software medical devices in Canada

In How to classify and CE mark software, I tried to make a thorough explanation about how to obtain CE mark for software medical devices. Here is a short explanation about Canadian rules.

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Friday 4 November 2011

How to classify and CE mark software

Medical devices shall have CE mark before being sold in the EU. The process to have CE mark can be summarized this way:

  1. Determining the class of the device,
  2. Choosing the CE procedure to apply,
  3. Declaring CE conformity of the device.

Software follows exactly the same process as other devices. Here are the steps to follow to CE mark software.

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