Resources for professionals in medical devices and combination products

TOPRA is committed to assisting the regulatory profession in accessing the most relevant and up-to-date news and resources in the medical devices and combination products space.

Here are some of the ways we can help you in 2020 and beyond:

Basics of Medical Device Regulatory Affairs

Our Basics courses on medical devices in the EU occur twice a year. This one-day course will give you a comprehensive overview of regulatory requirements and considerations for medical devices.

Upcoming courses:

  • Our next Essentials of European Medical Device Regulatory Affairs course will take place in 2021. To be notified when the course has been scheduled please email


Medical Device Introductory Course

TOPRA delivers an annual three-day Introductory course for anyone new to Medical Device Regulatory Affairs looking to gain an in-depth understanding of the requirements for medical devices in the EU. 

  • The Medical Device Introductory Course - Our next edition of this course will take place in July 2021. To be notified when the course has been scheduled please email


TOPRA Masterclasses

We offer medical devices Masterclasses throughout the year aimed at experienced regulatory professionals. Some of our 2020 Masterclasses include:

  • Regulation of In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices - 12 February 2020
  • Design Development and Certification of Medical Devices - 4 March 2020
  • Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices - 3 June 2020
  • Post-Market Surveillance and Vigilance for Medical Devices - 2 September 2020

See our Masterclasses schedule for other courses focused on medical devices.



TOPRA regularly hosts live webinars on topics related to medical devices. See our list of upcoming and archived webinars to see what's currently available.

MSc Regulatory Affairs – Medical Devices

TOPRA's MSc Regulatory Affairs - Medical Devices is a qualification designed not only to help you broaden your regulatory expertise whilst developing your career, it is also fully flexible - designed to suit you so you can start when you want and pay as you go.


Medical Device Standards Update

The February 2020 issue of our Regulatory Rapporteur journal featured an article listing recent changes to EU and US medical device standards. Here is a longer version of what appeared in print


Medical Devices / IVDs Symposium 2020

Symposium logo TOPRA’s Medical Devices / IVDs Symposium will be held online on 5-8 October as part of the annual TOPRA Symposium.

TOPRA Special Interest Networks (SPINs)

We have a lively TOPRA SPIN in Medical Technologies community. If you are a member we recommend you join in today and take part in the conversation. Members can sign up to a SPIN in the My TOPRA area.


Devices newsletter and MedBoard discount

TOPRA members can receive a monthly email newsletter - MedDev Update - highlighting the latest key regulatory developments in the global medical devices sector. 

To subscribe to MedDev Update, log in to the site, go to the 'My Account' area and tick the box to receive the newsletter from the choices on the My Communications Preferences page.

MedDev Update is produced in collaboration with MedBoard, a single integrated medical device information platform that allows users to access the latest news, official regulatory information and regulatory developments in a fast, accessible and user-friendly way.

As a TOPRA member, you or your organisation can subscribe to MedBoard at a discounted rate.