Author Archives: Annet Muetstege - Visscher

About Annet Muetstege - Visscher

My name is Annet Muetstege and I am a clinical research expert, based in The Netherlands, with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of clinical evidence planning and execution especially in medical devices. I am the co-founder of Applied Clinical Services.

MDR/ IVDR CLINICAL EVALUATION TOOLKIT; PART II

I am very happy that as of April, we have more time until the date of application of the Medical Device Regulation, as well as more clinical guidance to work with. In my previous post I addressed my observations on … Continue reading

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MDR/ IVDR CLINICAL EVALUATION TOOLKIT; PART I

After a long period of waiting, several delays, and the MDR deadline without proper guidance hanging above our heads like the Sword of Damocles, as of end of April we have one more year until MDR date of application and … Continue reading

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COVID-19 CLINICAL EVIDENCE DOWNTIME: HOW TO MAKE USE OF IT!

To date numerous guidances, blogposts, webinars have been published addressing what one must and cannot do in the process of clinical evidence collection due to the COVID-19 pandemic (for overviews see here and here), and with this post I have … Continue reading

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CORONAVIRUS AND CLINICAL STUDIES: WHAT TO DO?

By now the Coronvirus outbreak is affecting everyday life worldwide (see latest statistics Johns Hopkins University), and to avoid patient exposure or to reduce the burden on clinical services it also started impacting clinical trials; their execution, monitoring, and publications. … Continue reading

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2020 – THE 11th HOUR FOR THE MDR, ISO 14155, & OTHER EU CLINICAL MATTERS

  Nothing could have been more illustrative for the medical device clinical trial environment in Europe  than the storms Ciara and Dennis in February. With BREXIT as a kick off, the Coronavirus spreading around te globe, the MDR deadline less … Continue reading

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6 MONTHS LEFT UNTIL MDR: MORE TIME FOR YOUR CLINICAL EVALUATION?

Update 18-DEC-2019: The EU parliament adopted the second MDR corrigendum, giving manufacturers of Class I medical devices 4 years extra to bring their clinical evaluation in order, putting them in the same position as the other medical devices with a … Continue reading

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THE EU MEDICAL DEVICE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT: UNCERTAIN TIMES

The medical device regulatory environment in Europe is moving, but not always as timely and as clear as one would wish, certainly not from clinical perspective. The MDR/ IVDR Rolling plan has been updated and mentions clinicals a few times, … Continue reading

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