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Regulation of In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices

Regulation of In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices
This Masterclass primarily focused on the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation, this course will present the latest information covering the new regulation and how this differs from the In Vitro Diagnostic Directive in the EU and other jurisdictions. This is also module 19 of the TOPRA MSc Regulatory Affairs.

: 20–22 February 2019
Where: TOPRA. 6th Floor, 3 Harbour Exchange, South Quay, London, E14 9GE
Start time Day 1: 13.00 | End time Day 3: 15.30

Course overview

The Masterclass will cover both the current regulatory environment and the new regulations as they come into effect and cover:
  • The current EU regulatory environment including: the regulatory environment in other jurisdictions such as Japan, China and Brazil
  • Definitions and classification of IVD devices
  • Conformity Assessment
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Risk management
  • Technical documentation
  • Performance data and product claims
  • Post market surveillance, vigilance and FSCA
  • Other relevant legislation
  • Companion diagnostics and other emerging technologies

This course will enable you to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the regulatory environment in the EU and other territories and critically evaluate how these compare
  • Critically evaluate the challenges involved in conducting clinical evidence studies using IVD products, giving consideration to the differences between these products and other medical devices in the design and production of clinical data
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of the quality system requirements associated with the manufacture and supply of IVDs
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of the roles of the different stakeholders involved in the manufacture, supply and regulation of IVDs
  • Be able to recommend development strategies for IVD products that will meet global requirements
  • Explain the regulatory requirements for vigilance and post-market surveillance for IVDs and be able to make recommendations about the implementation of a surveillance strategy
  • Explain the regulatory requirements for the development of an IVD medical device and be able to guide the preparation of the IVD technical documentation needed for CE Marking
  • Critically appraise and evaluate communications from regulatory bodies and research publications regarding IVDs
CPD: This course provides 19 CPD hours upon successful completion

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Module Leader

Aaron Cousins - VP, Global Quality & Regulatory Affairs, Beckman Coulter 
Aaron Cousins has worked in MedTech Q&RA for more than 20 years. He has held multiple roles at three MedTech companies and is currently the Global Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Affairs at Beckman Coulter. Aaron is an active TOPRA volunteer, who over the past 8 years has led the development and delivery of TOPRA’ s Medical Device BASICS, Medical Device INTRODUCTORY & MSc IVD courses. He has served as Chair of the Medical Device Special Interest Network and acted as advisor to the TOPRA board, providing expert opinion and guidance from a device & IVD perspective. He is also a past student of the TOPRA / Cranfield MTRA MSc and a TOPRA Fellow.


Maurizio Suppo, Ph.D - Co-owner and Principal Consultant, Qarad
Maurizio Suppo has more than 30 years of experience in the field of regulatory affairs and quality systems. He held executive positions at Sorin Biomedica (now DiaSorin), Becton Dickinson, Dade Behring and Siemens Healthcare. He has been the Director of the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA) and had a significant role in the development of the European IVD Directive 98/79/EC. His knowledge and experience in RA&QS go beyond the European borders. Dr Suppo joined Qarad in July 2012 and became partner and co-owner in January 2016. He is a regular speaker and chairman at international conferences and published more than 20 articles in the specialised press.
Ben Jacoby - Consultant, Cambridge RA Ltd.
Liz Harrison - Technical Team Manager - IVD, BSI
Stephen Lee - Senior Regulatory Policy Manager - IVDR, MHRA
Stuart Angell - Novartis 
Gill Morgan - Director, Sestria Ltd
Robyn Meurant - Executive Director, Regulatory Services - IVDs and Medical Devices, NSF Health Sciences Ltd
Nancy Consterdine - Independent Consultant, IVDeology Ltd

This course is suitable for

  • Students of the TOPRA MSc programme
  • Delegates from the regulatory affairs industry who wish to develop their knowledge of the requirements for a new active substance
  • Delegates from allied industries who wish to have a comprehensive understanding of the subject


    Course fees:
    Type Student Delegate
    Standard    £1500+VAT £1700+VAT 

    Discounted places
    A limited number of discounted places are available at the rates below. 
    Please email us at meetings@topra.org for a discount code before making your booking.

    Those working for regulatory agencies, government agencies or academic institutions 
    Those working for charities, patient groups or in full-time education

    • VAT, if applicable, is charged at the rate of 20% 
    • The registration fee does not include accommodation 
    • Refreshments and lunch are included in the registration fee

    Related courses:

    MSc Module 13: Principals of Medial Device Regulatory Affairs

    Next steps

    Module 10: Leadership and Strategic Management in Regulatory Affairs
    Module 12: Data Management and Digitalisation of Medical Devices
    Module 21: US Regulation of Medical Devices

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    20/02/2019 13:00 - 22/02/2019 15:30
    TOPRA 6th Floor 3 Harbour Exchange London E14 9GE UNITED KINGDOM
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