According to Zachary Brennan, within the next four years, the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) will be focusing its efforts on pre-market review and post-market surveillance. IMDRF is made up of regulators from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, EU, Japan, the US, and the World Health Organization. These efforts will help create a greater balance in regulatory practices across the globe.
Pre-market review initiatives have begun as regulators hold greater support in the reliability of data from other jurisdictions. IMDRF plans to improve post-market data sharing, establish a single audit program, and create an easier device tracking process.
For more information, visit Brennan’s article on RAPS.org.