European Commission seeks experts for medical devices panels


  • Mary Corcoran
  • Univadis Medical News
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The European Commission is seeking expressions of interest for expert panels on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices. 

The selected experts will be asked to provide scientific, technical and/or clinical advice concerning implementation of Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices in addition to other tasks, and their work will ensure that high-risk medical devices and in vitro diagnostics placed on the market are safe and effective. 

The call is open to experts in a number of clinical areas including: 

  • Orthopaedics, trauma medicine, rehabilitation, rheumatology
  • Circulatory system
  • Neurology
  • Respiratory, anaesthesiology, intensive care
  • Endocrinology and diabetes
  • General and plastic surgery, dentistry
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology, including reproductive medicine
  • Gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Nephrology and urology
  • Ophthalmology
  • In vitro diagnostics (IVD)

According to the official call, experts are expected to be available for panel-related tasks and to attend meetings by video-/tele-conferencing no more than on average two to three days/month. In addition, it says, experts may be required to occasionally attend physical meetings. Members will be appointed for a period of three years and must have no financial or other interest in the medical device industry that could affect their impartiality, the call states. 

The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is November 10th. 

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