Later this year, the European Commission will launch a call for experts in medical devices and devices for in-vitro diagnostics. They will form expert panels to provide advice and assess new risky devices.
The new European Union (EU) regulation for medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics (Medical Device Regulation - MDR) came into effect in 2017. The regulation provides for the establishment of expert panels. They will provide advice to the European Commission, the Medical Device Coordination Group - MDCG, European member states, competent authorities and manufacturers.
Your expertise can make a difference
The European Commission will issue a call for experts later this year to present their candidacy for the panels of experts. Would you like to contribute to an improved assessment of medical devices and do you like working with your peers? Then consider applying. Your expertise can make a difference to patient's health and quality of life. Subscribe to the newsletter to stay informed.
Your tasks as a panel member
Selected experts will form panels in various domains such as orthopaedics, cardiovascular system, neurology and in-vitro diagnostics. Experts on the panels will assess new risky devices before they enter the European market. They will also have other tasks. They’ll work together to develop specifications for the clinical evaluation of categories of devices, for guidelines and for standards. You can find more information on the website of the European Commission.