Understanding the Medical Device Classification System: From Basics to Beyond — Using Classification to your Competitive Advantage

Many assume that the medical device classification system is a “no-brainer” and that classification is based simply on risk.  But reality is rarely so simple.

Average regulatory professionals know the rules – the best regulatory professionals know the exceptions!

In this webinar, Dr. Drues uses his unique tell don’t ask… lead don’t follow approach to demonstrate how to take control of your classification strategy and most importantly to use classification to your competitive advantage.

How does one determine the class of a medical device?  FDA’s classification database may help if you’re working on a me-too.  But what if you’re working on something new?  Or what if you want to change classification?

The regulatory logic you use is to make and defend your choice is critical.  Many companies have experienced long and costly delays in bringing devices to market because of classification mistakes, all of which could have could have been easily avoided.

Tune in to this free 90-minute presentation where you'll get the necessary tools you need to understand the classification system and more importantly to use it to your advantage!

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M.Drues webinar - 7-16-20

Using a case study approach, all of these questions (and others) will be answered in an interactive fashion, including:

  • What is the medical device classification system?
  • Why do we have a classification system? Why is it important?
  • How do I determine classification?
  • Can I change classification?
  • How can I use classification to my advantage?
  • How does labeling influence classification?
  • How does risk influence classification?
  • How can the same device be class 0 (wellness), class I, class II or Class III?
  • How can I use classification to my advantage?
  • How does classification vary in other parts of the world?
  • What’s new in classification?
  • Q&A session

Participants will gain a clear understanding of device classification and learn best practices for approaching – and communicating with – the FDA.  Using case studies from a variety of clinical specialties, all of these and more will be discussed in this interactive webinar. Strategies for using regulation as a competitive advantage will also be discussed.

Who Should Attend?
  • Medical Device Executives
  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals and Management
  • Quality Professionals and Management
  • Clinical Affairs Professionals and Management
  • R&D Engineers and Management
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Hosted by

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Presenter: Mike Drues

President, Vascular Sciences

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Moderator: Jesseca Lyons

Medical Device Guru, Greenlight Guru


About Vascular Sciences
Vascular Sciences has been conducting seminars specifically geared toward medical device design, development and testing since 1996. These seminars have been requested by companies ranging in size from start-up to fortune 100 companies, the European Patent Office and the FDA Centers for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). Visit their website tolearn more.


About Greenlight Guru

Greenlight Guru is the only Medical Device Success Platform (MDSP) for companies to bring new products to market faster while simplifying regulatory compliance and reducing risk. Being the only industry specific, cloud-based software, Greenlight Guru is easier to implement, easier to use and designed to fit all medical device needs to enable innovative, safe and effective, True Quality medical devices. Visit our homepage to learn more.

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