Global Compliance

Global Compliance

Strategic Planning for Compliance With the EU Medical Device Regulation

Compliance with the EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) is a significant undertaking that requires cross-functional collaboration. In this post, we explore key activities involved in strategic planning for compliance. Establishing a leadership team Good leadership is essential for managing the transition to EU MDR compliance and creating an execution strategy which includes timelines and mechanisms...

Global Compliance

ISO Guidelines for Medical Device Trials: Ethical Considerations and Informed Consent

With increasing demands for evidence of clinical efficacy and safety, applying sound research practices to medical device development is crucial for a product’s success. The Need for High Standards in Study Design When bringing a new medical device to the market — or even reevaluating an existing product — device companies must answer to: Regulators placing greater scrutiny on...

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FAQ: How the EU Medical Devices Regulation Affects Existing Products

With the looming deadline for compliance with the EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), device manufacturers face a host of questions about how to prepare their existing products for compliance. In this post, we provide answers to top questions about EU MDR compliance. Is it possible to avoid compliance with the EU MDR? The short answer...

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Data Protection Part 3: Key Considerations for Clinical Trial Recruitment

With the advent of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, individuals now have expanded rights to information regarding the use of their personal data. These changes impact several aspects of the clinical trial recruitment process and may require sponsors and CROs to update their data collection and protection protocols and processes for informed consent. Consent...

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Data Protection Part 2: Ensuring Study Start-Up Compliance With GDPR

At the beginning of a study, there are a number of steps sponsors and CROs must take to ensure compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. In this blogpost, we focus on four GDPR articles that are relevant to study start-up. Article 131 As the data controller, the sponsor must provide a privacy notice...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Data Protection Part 1: Understanding How GDPR Affects Clinical Trials

Since it took effect May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation has been reshaping the way data is handled across every industry sector, including clinical research. The objective of the GDPR is to strengthen and standardize the protection of personal data across the EU, including ex-EU data that is processed within the...

Data Management & Biostatistics

ICH GCP Update: Sponsor Control of Clinical Trial Data

Under the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) Guideline for Good Clinical Practice (GCP), sponsors have extensive responsibilities for ensuring not only the ethical and scientific quality of clinical trials, but also the protection of study participants and the integrity of clinical trial data. The recent update of...

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Updates to the Guideline for Good Clinical Practice: Quick Review

First produced in June 1996, the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) Guideline for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an internationally agreed standard that ensures ethical and scientific quality in designing, recording and reporting trials that involve human subjects. The objective of the standard is to ensure that...

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7 Sponsor Responsibilities Under Good Clinical Practice Guidelines

Sponsor responsibilities under good clinical practice (GCP) guidelines are extensive. While many of these tasks may be — and often are — transferred to a contract research organization (CRO), the sponsor is ultimately responsible for study quality. But just what do sponsors need to make sure their clinical trial meets GCP standards? Read on to find out....

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Understanding GCP Basics

Good clinical practice (GCP) guidelines govern important aspects of clinical trials to ensure patient safety and scientific integrity. “GCP” is a quality standard which refers to the document put forth by the International Council on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). The ICH is a group made up of regulatory officials...