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Standards, Standards, Standards – Makes the Medical Device World go Around

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Standards are a key priority for The International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF). 

Its forthcoming guidance, “Optimizing Standards for Regulatory Use,"  encourages the development of ‘regulatory ready’ standards, including direction to Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) to consider medical device ‘essential principles’ when writing standards.

This webinar will introduce viewers to IMDRF, review this upcoming guidance, and discuss the role IMDRF and its priorities play in relation to international medical electrical equipment standards in IEC 60601-1 series, proposed IEC 60601 series updates, and significant changes planned for the draft IEC 60601-1 Ed3.2.

Finally, it will summarize why standards conformity assessment is critical to ensure success of global harmonization.


SPECIFICALLY This Webinar will Cover:

  • Overview of IMDRF
  • IMDRF's forthcoming guidance "Optimizing Standards for Regulatory Use"
  • Key concept of the Essential Principles of Safety & Performance
  • Concept of Essential Performance in IEC 60601 standards for medical electrical equipment and how it relates to the Essential Principles
  • Upcoming major changes and revisions to the IEC 60601 series

Who should attend?

  • Medical Device Industry Executives

  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals and Management

  • Quality Professionals and Management

  • Clinical Affairs Professionals and Management 

  • R&D Engineers and Management 



Leo Eisner
Principal Consultant
Eisner Safety Consultants


Scott Colburn
Director, CDRH Standards Program

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Gail Rodriguez
Senior Policy Advisor, CDRH Standards Program


Jon Speer

Jon Speer
Founder & VP QA/RA
Greenlight Guru


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