Medical device regulation

Draft guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, April 18, 2024

17

Key Points: 
    • 17

      Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and
      nasal medicinal products

      18

      Table of contents

      19

      Executive summary ..................................................................................... 3

      20

      1.

    • Lifecycle management ........................................................................................ 28

      49

      Definitions ................................................................................................. 29

      16

      50
      51

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      Executive summary

      53

      This guideline is the first revision of the guideline on pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal

      54

      products (EMEA/CHMP/QWP/49313/2005 Corr).

    • Quality aspects specific to inhalation and nasal medicinal products are discussed, the need for

      66

      safety testing (e.g., for excipients and leachables) is also considered.

    • 69

      Detailed guidance on pharmaceutical development study designs (e.g., priming studies) and the

      70

      analytical procedures primarily used for inhalation and nasal medicinal products (e.g., cascade

      71

      impactor analysis) is not included in this guideline.

    • Scope

      74

      The guideline addresses requirements "on the quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products" in

      75

      new marketing authorisation applications, including abridged applications.

    • Liquid inhalation anaesthetics and nasal ointments, creams and gels are

      88

      excluded, however the general principles described in this guideline should be considered.

    • 118

      Different polymorphic forms including any amorphous content could affect the quality or performance

      119

      of the finished medicinal product.

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      The primary packaging, type of inhaler and, if necessary, the secondary packaging or other

      133

      components required for reasons of stability should be described.

    • Pharmaceutical
      development study

      (a) Physical
      characterisation
      (b) Minimum fill
      justification
      (c) Extractable
      volume

      Pressurised

      Dry powder

      Preparations for

      Non-

      metered-

      inhalers (DPI)

      nebulisation

      pressurised

      dose

      metered-

      Device-

      Pre-

      Single-

      Multi-

      (pMDI)

      metered

      metered

      dose

      dose

      inhalers

      Yesa

      Yes

      Yes

      Yesa

      Yesa

      Yesa

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      No

      Yes

      No

      No

      inhalers

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      dose

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      Table 4.2.1.

    • The last doses delivered by

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      the inhaler as defined by the label claim, should meet the finished medicinal product specification limits

      180

      for delivered dose and fine particle dose.

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      264

      4.2.2.8.

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      Instructions regarding cold temperature use should be provided in the product information.

    • Finished medicinal
      product

      Pressurised

      Dry powder inhalers

      Preparations for

      metered-

      (DPI)

      nebulisation

      dose

      Nonpressurised
      metered-dose

      Device-

      Pre-

      Single-

      Multi-

      (pMDI)

      metered

      metered

      dose

      dose

      inhalers

      (a) Description

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      (b) Assay

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      (c) Moisture content

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      Yes

      specification test

      (d) Mean delivered
      dose
      (e) Uniformity of
      delivered dose

      inhalers

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      Table 4.2.2.

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      4.2.5.4.

    • The proposed specification limits should take into account the shelf-life performance of the
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      medicinal product.

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      586

      All medical devices, including inhalers and nasal devices, have to fulfil the general requirements as

      587

      outlined in the Medical Device Regulation (EU) 2017/745.

    • Stability (CTD 3.2.P.8)

      598

      All inhalation medicinal products should be tested on stability against the stability indicating tests

      599

      included in the finished medicinal product specification.

    • Quality data requirements as

      619

      described in this guideline should be met, supplemented by appropriate comparative quality and

      620

      clinical data with respect to the chosen reference medicinal product.

    • 621

      For inhalation medicinal products comparative in vitro data between the abridged application medicinal

      622

      product and the reference medicinal product must be provided.

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      670

      Nature and contents of container: The type of the device and its components should be listed.

    • Nasal medicinal products

      695

      Inhalation and nasal medicinal products have many similarities and therefore, most of the

      696

      requirements specified for inhalation medicinal products in section 4 also apply for nasal medicinal

      697

      products.

    • One difference between inhalation and nasal medicinal products is the desired

      698

      particle/droplet size of the finished medicinal product.

    • Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
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      704

      5.2.

    • Nasal liquids
      Pharmaceutical
      development
      study

      Pressurised

      Nasal

      metered-

      powders,

      dose nasal

      device-

      spray

      metered

      NonSingledose
      drops

      Multidose
      drops

      Single-

      pressurised

      dose

      multidose

      spray

      metereddose spray

      (a) Physical
      characterisation
      (b) Minimum fill
      justification
      (d) Extractables /
      leachables

      Yesa

      Yes

      Yesa

      Yesa

      Yesa

      Yesa

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      (f) Particle /
      droplet size
      distribution
      (g) Uniformity of
      delivered dose
      through container
      life
      (j) Actuator /
      mouthpiece
      deposition

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      Table 5.2.1.

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      5.2.2.2.

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      769

      5.2.5.

    • Quality data requirements as described in

      799

      this guideline should be met, supplemented by appropriate comparative quality and clinical data with

      800

      respect to the chosen reference medicinal product.

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      5.5.

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      Definitions
      Activation:

      The act of setting in motion the delivery device.

    • Delivery device:

      The sum of component(s) of the container closure system responsible for
      delivering the active substance to the respiratory tract (inhalation medicinal
      product) or the nasal and/or pharyngeal region (nasal medicinal product).

    • Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
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      Label claim:

      The amount of active substance (usually on a per actuation basis) declared
      on the label of the medicinal product.

    • Nasal medicinal

      A finished medicinal product (including the delivery device, where

      product:

      applicable) whose intended site of deposition is the nasal and/or pharyngeal
      region.

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Draft guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, April 18, 2024

17

Key Points: 
    • 17

      Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and
      nasal medicinal products

      18

      Table of contents

      19

      Executive summary ..................................................................................... 3

      20

      1.

    • Lifecycle management ........................................................................................ 28

      49

      Definitions ................................................................................................. 29

      16

      50
      51

      Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

      Page 2/30

      52

      Executive summary

      53

      This guideline is the first revision of the guideline on pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal

      54

      products (EMEA/CHMP/QWP/49313/2005 Corr).

    • Quality aspects specific to inhalation and nasal medicinal products are discussed, the need for

      66

      safety testing (e.g., for excipients and leachables) is also considered.

    • 69

      Detailed guidance on pharmaceutical development study designs (e.g., priming studies) and the

      70

      analytical procedures primarily used for inhalation and nasal medicinal products (e.g., cascade

      71

      impactor analysis) is not included in this guideline.

    • Scope

      74

      The guideline addresses requirements "on the quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products" in

      75

      new marketing authorisation applications, including abridged applications.

    • Liquid inhalation anaesthetics and nasal ointments, creams and gels are

      88

      excluded, however the general principles described in this guideline should be considered.

    • 118

      Different polymorphic forms including any amorphous content could affect the quality or performance

      119

      of the finished medicinal product.

    • Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

      Page 4/30

      132

      The primary packaging, type of inhaler and, if necessary, the secondary packaging or other

      133

      components required for reasons of stability should be described.

    • Pharmaceutical
      development study

      (a) Physical
      characterisation
      (b) Minimum fill
      justification
      (c) Extractable
      volume

      Pressurised

      Dry powder

      Preparations for

      Non-

      metered-

      inhalers (DPI)

      nebulisation

      pressurised

      dose

      metered-

      Device-

      Pre-

      Single-

      Multi-

      (pMDI)

      metered

      metered

      dose

      dose

      inhalers

      Yesa

      Yes

      Yes

      Yesa

      Yesa

      Yesa

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      No

      Yes

      No

      No

      inhalers

      Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

      dose

      Page 5/30

      Table 4.2.1.

    • The last doses delivered by

      Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

      Page 7/30

      179

      the inhaler as defined by the label claim, should meet the finished medicinal product specification limits

      180

      for delivered dose and fine particle dose.

    • Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

      Page 9/30

      263
      264

      4.2.2.8.

    • Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

      Page 11/30

      345

      Instructions regarding cold temperature use should be provided in the product information.

    • Finished medicinal
      product

      Pressurised

      Dry powder inhalers

      Preparations for

      metered-

      (DPI)

      nebulisation

      dose

      Nonpressurised
      metered-dose

      Device-

      Pre-

      Single-

      Multi-

      (pMDI)

      metered

      metered

      dose

      dose

      inhalers

      (a) Description

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      (b) Assay

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      (c) Moisture content

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      Yes

      specification test

      (d) Mean delivered
      dose
      (e) Uniformity of
      delivered dose

      inhalers

      Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

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      Table 4.2.2.

    • Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

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      510

      4.2.5.4.

    • The proposed specification limits should take into account the shelf-life performance of the
      Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

      Page 17/30

      552

      medicinal product.

    • Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

      Page 18/30

      586

      All medical devices, including inhalers and nasal devices, have to fulfil the general requirements as

      587

      outlined in the Medical Device Regulation (EU) 2017/745.

    • Stability (CTD 3.2.P.8)

      598

      All inhalation medicinal products should be tested on stability against the stability indicating tests

      599

      included in the finished medicinal product specification.

    • Quality data requirements as

      619

      described in this guideline should be met, supplemented by appropriate comparative quality and

      620

      clinical data with respect to the chosen reference medicinal product.

    • 621

      For inhalation medicinal products comparative in vitro data between the abridged application medicinal

      622

      product and the reference medicinal product must be provided.

    • Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

      Page 20/30

      670

      Nature and contents of container: The type of the device and its components should be listed.

    • Nasal medicinal products

      695

      Inhalation and nasal medicinal products have many similarities and therefore, most of the

      696

      requirements specified for inhalation medicinal products in section 4 also apply for nasal medicinal

      697

      products.

    • One difference between inhalation and nasal medicinal products is the desired

      698

      particle/droplet size of the finished medicinal product.

    • Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

      Page 21/30

      704

      5.2.

    • Nasal liquids
      Pharmaceutical
      development
      study

      Pressurised

      Nasal

      metered-

      powders,

      dose nasal

      device-

      spray

      metered

      NonSingledose
      drops

      Multidose
      drops

      Single-

      pressurised

      dose

      multidose

      spray

      metereddose spray

      (a) Physical
      characterisation
      (b) Minimum fill
      justification
      (d) Extractables /
      leachables

      Yesa

      Yes

      Yesa

      Yesa

      Yesa

      Yesa

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      No

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      (f) Particle /
      droplet size
      distribution
      (g) Uniformity of
      delivered dose
      through container
      life
      (j) Actuator /
      mouthpiece
      deposition

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      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

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      Table 5.2.1.

    • Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
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      5.2.2.2.

    • Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
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      769

      5.2.5.

    • Quality data requirements as described in

      799

      this guideline should be met, supplemented by appropriate comparative quality and clinical data with

      800

      respect to the chosen reference medicinal product.

    • Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

      Page 27/30

      849

      5.5.

    • 866

      Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

      Page 28/30

      867

      Definitions
      Activation:

      The act of setting in motion the delivery device.

    • Delivery device:

      The sum of component(s) of the container closure system responsible for
      delivering the active substance to the respiratory tract (inhalation medicinal
      product) or the nasal and/or pharyngeal region (nasal medicinal product).

    • Guideline on the pharmaceutical quality of inhalation and nasal medicinal products
      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

      Page 29/30

      Label claim:

      The amount of active substance (usually on a per actuation basis) declared
      on the label of the medicinal product.

    • Nasal medicinal

      A finished medicinal product (including the delivery device, where

      product:

      applicable) whose intended site of deposition is the nasal and/or pharyngeal
      region.

    • 868
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      EMA/CHMP/20607/2024

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EQS-News: Eckert & Ziegler Receives MDR Certification for Prostate Seeds, Paving the Way for Long-term Supply

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Eckert & Ziegler Receives MDR Certification for Prostate Seeds, Paving the Way for Long-term Supply

Key Points: 
  • Eckert & Ziegler Receives MDR Certification for Prostate Seeds, Paving the Way for Long-term Supply
    The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
  • This important milestone guarantees a high level of patient safety and the long-term availability of the seeds within the EU.
  • Prostate seeds have been manufactured and internationally marketed by Eckert & Ziegler since 1999 and contribute several million euros in annual sales to the Eckert & Ziegler Group's earnings.
  • This is not only a significant achievement for the distribution of our brachytherapy products, but for the entire Eckert & Ziegler Group," explained Katrin Antonenko, Managing Director of Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG GmbH.

Airdoc Technology Unveils 2023 Financial Highlights, Revenue by 79%, Serving 6.83 Million cases

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Airdoc Technology Unveils 2023 Financial Highlights, Revenue by 79%, Serving 6.83 Million cases

Key Points: 
  • Airdoc Technology Unveils 2023 Financial Highlights, Revenue by 79%, Serving 6.83 Million cases
    On March 27, medical artificial intelligence company Airdoc Technology (2251.
  • In 2023, through our SaMDs and health risk assessment solutions, we serviced a total of 6.83 million cases and identified 31,459 significant positive cases.
  • In 2023, Airdoc Medical broadened its reach to include hospitals, grassroots medical institutions such as community clinics, and health examination centers.
  • In June 2023, Airdoc, in collaboration with Tsinghua University's Chang Gung Hospital, developed and validated a new deep learning-based neovascular segmentation model.

PulseCath Achieves MDR CE Certification for iVAC 2L, Paving the Way for Complex High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Retrieved on: 
Monday, March 11, 2024

The MDR CE certification signifies PulseCath's commitment to the highest standards of quality and safety in medical devices.

Key Points: 
  • The MDR CE certification signifies PulseCath's commitment to the highest standards of quality and safety in medical devices.
  • The iVAC 2L System is a percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) device.
  • It can be used to facilitate high-risk Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCIs).
  • iVAC 2L represents a leap forward in complex High-Risk PCI's, and we are eager to make this transformative device available to healthcare providers and patients worldwide."

PulseCath Achieves MDR CE Certification for iVAC 2L, Paving the Way for Complex High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Retrieved on: 
Monday, March 11, 2024

The MDR CE certification signifies PulseCath's commitment to the highest standards of quality and safety in medical devices.

Key Points: 
  • The MDR CE certification signifies PulseCath's commitment to the highest standards of quality and safety in medical devices.
  • The iVAC 2L System is a percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) device.
  • It can be used to facilitate high-risk Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCIs).
  • iVAC 2L represents a leap forward in complex High-Risk PCI's, and we are eager to make this transformative device available to healthcare providers and patients worldwide."

OrbusNeich Achieves Record-High Revenue and Net Profit of US$154 Million and US$45.1 Million Respectively, Recommends Final Dividend Payment of HK10 cents per Share

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, March 7, 2024

-- Revenue hit record high at US$153.9 million, up 12.5% year-on-year

Key Points: 
  • -- Revenue hit record high at US$153.9 million, up 12.5% year-on-year
    -- Revenue from PCI balloons and PTA balloons grew by 12.1% and 29.0% year-on-year, respectively.
  • In particular, revenue from PCI balloons and PTA balloons grew by 12.1% and 29.0% year-on-year to US$115.4 million and US$14.7 million, respectively.
  • As at December 31, 2023, the Group was in a strong financial position with cash and bank balances amounting to US$255.8 million (2022: US$229.1 million).
  • Having considered future capital requirements, the Board has proposed a final dividend of HK10 cents per share in cash, as a token of appreciation for the continuous support of shareholders.

InspireMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2023 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

TEL AVIV, Israel and MIAMI, March 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InspireMD, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSPR), developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention System (EPS) for the treatment of carotid artery disease (CAD) and prevention of stroke, today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2023.

Key Points: 
  • Fourth Quarter 2023 and Recent Developments:
    Generated record CGuard revenue in the fourth quarter 2023 of $1.76 million, a 71.6% increase over the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Sold 3,107 CGuard EPS stent systems in the fourth quarter of 2023, as compared to 1,781 in the fourth quarter of 2022, an increase of 74.5%.
  • Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2023
    For the fourth quarter of 2023, total revenue increased 71.6%, to $1,761,000, from $1,026,000 during the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Total financial income for the fourth quarter of 2023 was $468,000, an increase of $349,000 or 293% compared to $119,000 for the third quarter of 2022.

EQS-News: Marinomed Biotech AG with important progress for Carragelose in 2024

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Marinomed has received patents covering the decongestant Carragelose/Sorbitol combination in Singapore, South Korea, and Brazil

Key Points: 
  • Marinomed has received patents covering the decongestant Carragelose/Sorbitol combination in Singapore, South Korea, and Brazil
    Korneuburg, Austria, 07 February 2024 – Marinomed Biotech AG (VSE:MARI) has enrolled the first patient in a clinical study to investigate the lubricating properties of Carragelose eye drops in patients diagnosed with mild to moderate dry eye disease.
  • Carragelose eye drops are planned to launch in Austria in 2024.
  • Next to the eye drops, also the launch of the allergen-blocking Carragelose nasal spray is planned for 2024.
  • We are happy that the Carragelose business is constantly making progress and we continue to maximize the value of this asset”, Andreas Grassauer, Marinomed’s CEO, mentions.

InspireMD Receives CE Mark Recertification Under EU’s New Medical Device Regulation (MDR) Regulatory Framework

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

TEL AVIV, Israel and MIAMI, Jan. 31, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InspireMD, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSPR), developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention Carotid Stent System (EPS) for the prevention of stroke, today announced that it has received CE Mark recertification under the European Union’s new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) regulatory framework.

Key Points: 
  • TEL AVIV, Israel and MIAMI, Jan. 31, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InspireMD, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSPR), developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention Carotid Stent System (EPS) for the prevention of stroke, today announced that it has received CE Mark recertification under the European Union’s new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) regulatory framework.
  • MDR replaced the previous MDD framework, which had governed the approval and marketing of medical devices in the EU until May of 2021.
  • Marvin Slosman, chief executive officer of InspireMD, stated, “The transition from MDD to MDR has been challenging and has required us, and others in the medical device industry, to be comprehensive and persistent in our approach to addressing changes in requirements, timelines, and priorities during this process.
  • We continue to aggressively work toward multiple value creating milestones, including the potential U.S. approval of the CGuard Prime EPS stent system in the first half of 2025,” Mr. Slosman concluded.