As a leading notified body for MDD and IVD Directives, and certification and training body for ISO management systems certification, LRQA took up Bronze sponsorship of the Medtec Europe event which was held from 3-5 June 2014 at Messe in Stuttgart, Germany.
With an estimated 13,500 visitors and more than 1,000 professional exhibiting companies showcasing an array of medical tools and other related products and services, Medtec Europe is the leading exhibition and conference for medical device development and manufacturing organisations in Europe.
This year's event offered insight into how organisation can prepare themselves for, and profit from the impending changes to the medical device industry.
LRQA attended the exhibition where it showcased it's range of Medical and In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices Directives services including:
- ISO 13485 Certification
- Conformity assessment under In-Vitro diagnostic devices directive
- Conformity assessment under Medical devices directive
- Training course
At the conference, LRQA's industry experts Martin Penver (Head of Notified Body for Medical Devices) and Theresa Jeary (Technical Manager for Medical Devices) presented on the ongoing revision of the medical device directive and an ISO 14971 practical guidance to risk management.
Martin also sat on the Panel Discussion: Examining the progress of the ongoing revision of the medical device directive, which was well attended and stimulated much conversation on the changes to the regulations.