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Drug Device Combinations

Overview of product categories & regulatory requirements (incl. Article 117)

Available Dates & Times

● 22. Aug 2024:     14:00-18:00 h CET     |     8:00am-12:00pm US EST
● 05. Sep 2024:     09:00-13:00 h CET


Drug-Device-Combinations (DDCs) represent a heterogenous group of products, which are a combination of medical devices on one hand and pharmaceutical products on the other. This product group has evolved significantly over the past years as it bears a high potential of clinical benefits for treatment off various types of diseases.

The product spectrum ranges from simple prefilled syringes (filled with a drug component), auto injection devices to complex delivery on demand devices which are implanted (e.g. insulin pumps). Other devices represent a combination of a traditional medical device (e.g. a stent) coated with a pharmaceutical to improve the clinical outcome of the treatment (e.g. drug eluting stent). Depending on the principle mode of action, either the medical device regulation (Regulation 2017/745) or medical products directive (Directive 2001/83/EC) is the primary applicable legislation.

This has significant impact on the legislative processes to be applied. In addition, article 117 of the EU MDR specifically bears new obligations for pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The seminar will provide a structured step by step approach, how to differentiate between the different types of DDCs and the respective applicable legislation.

Net price

€ 330

Overview of covered topics

Purpose of the training

The following targets are aimed at:

Who should attend

Basic knowledge required

Presenting experts

Prof. Dr. Markus Balkenhol

Team Leader - Senior Clinical Consultant

Dr. Anna Spehl

Senior Consultant

Norchéne BenMadhi


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