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Medical Device Regulation (MDR)
Article 105

Article 105 — Tasks of the MDCG

Under this Regulation, the MDCG shall have the following tasks:

(a)

to contribute to the assessment of applicant conformity assessment bodies and notified bodies pursuant to the provisions set out in Chapter IV;

(b)

to advise the Commission, at its request, in matters concerning the coordination group of notified bodies as established pursuant to Article 49;

(c)

to contribute to the development of guidance aimed at ensuring effective and harmonised implementation of this Regulation, in particular regarding the designation and monitoring of notified bodies, application of the general safety and performance requirements and conduct of clinical evaluations and investigations by manufacturers, assessment by notified bodies and vigilance activities;

(d)

to contribute to the continuous monitoring of technical progress and assessment of whether the general safety and performance requirements laid down in this Regulation and Regulation (EU) 2017/746 are adequate to ensure safety and performance of devices, and thereby contribute to identifying whether there is a need to amend Annex I to this Regulation;

(e)

to contribute to the development of device standards, of CS and of scientific guidelines, including product specific guidelines, on clinical investigation of certain devices in particular implantable devices and class III devices;

(f)

to assist the competent authorities of the Member States in their coordination activities in particular in the fields of classification and the determination of the regulatory status of devices, clinical investigations, vigilance and market surveillance including the development and maintenance of a framework for a European market surveillance programme with the objective of achieving efficiency and harmonisation of market surveillance in the Union, in accordance with Article 93;

(g)

to provide advice, either on its own initiative or at request of the Commission, in the assessment of any issue related to the implementation of this Regulation;

(h)

to contribute to harmonised administrative practice with regard to devices in the Member States.