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  1. EU flag

    MDCG 2024-10 - Orphan medical devices

    How to apply MDR pre-market clinical evidence requirements to medical devices intended for limited usage.

    Dr Simon Cumiskey Dr Simon Cumiskey Lead Medical Writer
  2. Considering a medical device's intended purpose

    A medical device's intended purpose - what is the point?

    How do you define intended purpose, indication for use, intended clinical benefits, and claims?

    Dr Simon Cumiskey Dr Simon Cumiskey Lead Medical Writer
  3. Mantra Systems presents EnableChat, your AI-powered MDR & MDCG chatbot

    EnableChat - Your AI-powered MDR and MDCG chatbot

    Search the MDR and MDCG documents in seconds by asking EnableChat your questions.

    Dr Simon Cumiskey Dr Simon Cumiskey Lead Medical Writer
  4. Searching adverse event databases for vigilance data

    Staying vigilant - A guide to searching for adverse events data

    We discuss the pros and cons of existing adverse event databases for vigilance data searching.

    Dr Simon Cumiskey Dr Simon Cumiskey Lead Medical Writer
  5. A doctor reading an SSCP document with a patient

    What is Summary of Safety and Clinical Performance (SSCP)?

    We explain what the SSCP is, when you'll need it and what its objectives are.

    Sandra Gopinath Sandra Gopinath Chief Regulatory Officer
  6. A woman in a laboratory looking down a microscope

    Scientific Validity Reports – Foundation of the IVDR Performance Evaluation

    Justifying scientific validity is the first step in proving compliance with the IVDR.

    Dr Gayle Buchel Dr Gayle Buchel Chief Medical Writer
  7. A pile of question marks

    Mantra Systems at MEDICA 2023

    Mantra Systems is going to MEDICA 2023, the largest medical trade fair in the world. We hope to see you there.

    Shen May Khoo Shen May Khoo Junior Regulatory Specialist
  8. A pile of question marks

    Medical Device 'Significant Changes' – Navigating EU MDR Article 120(3) using MDCG 2020-3 rev. 1

    Understand what changes to your medical device are considered 'significant' under EU MDR (2017/745).

    Shen May Khoo Shen May Khoo Junior Regulatory Specialist
  9. A signpost giving unsure directions

    MDR or IVDR - A sibling rivalry?

    A guide to easily understanding whether your device is a medical device or an in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD).

    Dr Gayle Buchel Dr Gayle Buchel Chief Medical Writer
  10. An EU and UK flag

    What the latest Brexit U-turn means for CE Marking of medical devices in Great Britain

    Will Great Britain continue to allow the use of the CE mark for medical devices beyond the 2024 deadline?

    Dr Hanna Gul Dr Hanna Gul Lead Medical Writer
  11. A woman writing her own medical device regulation documentation

    Gain confidence, reassurance and control over your EU MDR strategy

    Find out how to build your own technical files within a guided framework while minimising financial outlays.

    Dr Gayle Buchel Dr Gayle Buchel Chief Medical Writer
  12. Racing to achieve MDR compliance

    Still racing to achieve MDR compliance? A transition period update

    On January 6th 2023, the EU commission has adopted the proposal to extend the transition rules of the EU MDR.

    Sandra Gopinath Sandra Gopinath Chief Regulatory Officer
  13. A 7-step guide to navigating regulatory requirements for medical device start-ups

    A medical device regulations guide for start-up companies

    We present a 7-step guide to navigating regulatory requirements on a budget.

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  14. An update on UKCA Marking of Medical Devices

    UKCA Marking of Medical Devices – An update on the status quo

    We review recently updated requirements for UKCA marking and what it means for your regulatory strategy.

    Dr Hanna Gul Dr Hanna Gul Lead Medical Writer
  15. How to choose a CER writer for your MDR Clinical Evaluation

    Choosing a CER writer for your MDR Clinical Evaluations

    We've compiled a list of considerations that will help you make the right choice when choosing a CER writer.

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  16. Achieving MDR Compliance for Class I medical devices

    How to achieve MDR Compliance for Class I medical devices

    We outline a strategy for the regulatory compliance of Class I medical devices.

    Sandra Gopinath Sandra Gopinath Chief Regulatory Officer
  17. Literature Search, SOTA Review and Clinical Evaluation

    Literature Search, SOTA Review process and Clinical Evaluation

    We help to demystify the process of systematic search & review of literature for Clinical Evaluation.

    Sandra Gopinath Sandra Gopinath Chief Regulatory Officer
  18. Literature Search Protocols & SOTA Reviews for medical devices and what to know before you start

    Literature searches and reviews for medical devices - what to know before you start

    We explain what you should know before beginning a literature search & review for your medical device.

    Sandra Gopinath Sandra Gopinath Chief Regulatory Officer
  19. Five useful resources when writing a medical device CER

    Five useful resources when writing a medical device CER

    We outline five of the most useful and trustworthy Clinical Evaluation Report writing resources.

    Dr Victoria Cartwright Dr Victoria Cartwright Relationship Manager
  20. Avoid pitfalls when writing a Clinical Evaluation Report

    Five common pitfalls when writing a Clinical Evaluation Report

    We illustrate five pitfalls when writing CERs and give you some tips to overcome them.

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  21. How to make a medical device equivalence claim under the MDR

    Five tips for making a medical device equivalence claim under the MDR

    We'll show you what to keep in mind with regards to equivalance and Clinical Evaluation.

    Sandra Gopinath Sandra Gopinath Chief Regulatory Officer
  22. Keeping medical devices in market and maintaining CE-marks - a guide to effective data collection

    Keeping medical devices in market and maintaining CE-marks

    The 4 golden rules to drive regulatory compliance with PMCF and vigilance data collection.

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  23. How PMCF goes beyond simple compliance - improving products and engaging customers

    How PMCF goes beyond simple compliance

    The wider benefits of a well-designed PMCF system include improving your products and your relationship with your clients.

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  24. PMCF systems for medical devices

    Why you'll almost certainly need a PMCF system for your medical devices

    We tell you what to be aware of under the EU MDR regarding PMCF and your medical devices.

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  25. MDR Compliance Webinar - A masterclass on building a winning EU MDR strategy for your medical devices

    Build a winning EU MDR strategy for your medical devices

    Watch our CEO, Dr Paul Hercock, deliver a Mantra Systems webinar on MDR compliance strategy.

    Richard Jones Richard Jones Operations Director
  26. Ensure medical device regulatory compliance of your devices through Brexit

    The impact of Brexit on medical device regulatory compliance

    How to ensure regulatory alignment of your devices in the territories affected by Brexit.

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  27. Use medical device regulatory consulting services to supercharge your MDR transition

    Is outside consulting support the answer to your MDR transition?

    Getting ready for the MDR is a demanding process. Outsourcing might be your solution.

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  28. Increasing data entry compliance in PMCF studies

    Increasing data entry compliance in PMCF studies

    5 methods every medical device manufacturer should know to improve their Post-Market Clinical Follow-up studies.

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  29. Simplifying the challenges posed by the new EU MDR

    Simplifying the challenges posed by the new EU MDR

    Our CEO Dr Paul Hercock was invited to speak on a Kaizen Life Sciences podcast about the challenges posed by the EU MDR.

    Dr Victoria Cartwright Dr Victoria Cartwright Relationship Manager
  30. Why medical doctors can drive MDR compliance

    Why medical doctors can drive MDR compliance

    Working with the MDR requires knowing how to work with clinical evidence. Medical doctors are perfectly positioned to meet this requirement.

    Dr Victoria Cartwright Dr Victoria Cartwright Relationship Manager
  31. Software as a Medical Device

    Software as a Medical Device

    Unless you have spent time working with medical device legislation in the past, the idea that software could be a medical device may be rather unexpected.

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  32. clinical investigator for pmcf eu mdr compliance

    Ensuring that clinical investigations work in practice

    How can medical device manufacturers ensure valid clinical investigations when access to medical expertise remains limited?

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  33. Coronavirus and medical device regulations

    Relaxing medical device regulatory requirements during a healthcare crisis

    During the coronavirus pandemic, how far should we go when relaxing medical device regulatory requirements?

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  34. EU flag

    A proposal to delay the EU MDR gets approved

    A vote in the European Parliament has decisively approved a delay to full implementation of the EU MDR by one year.

    Richard Jones Richard Jones Operations Director
  35. EU regulators may delay MDR enforcement

    EU regulators may delay MDR enforcement. Out of the woods?

    A delay of the MDR would be welcome news for many, but what would a delay mean in practice? To what extent can preparations for EU MDR be put on ice?

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  36. The new MDR compliance challenge

    The new MDR compliance challenge

    Across the industry, medical device companies are facing challenges in meeting the demands of the new Medical Device Regulations (MDR) 2017/745 framework.

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer
  37. Sources of Real World Evidence for MDR compliance

    Sources of Real World Evidence for MDR compliance

    At Mantra Systems our objective is to make sure that our clients choose the method of real world data harvesting that is right for them.

    Dr Paul Hercock Dr Paul Hercock Chief Executive Officer

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