We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
On 18 and 19 October 2017, the JRC hosted the first workshop with EU competent authorities on approaches and processes for signal detection and management for medical devices.
More than 30 representatives from 20 Member States, as well as from Switzerland and Norway, attended.
With about 700 000 to 1 000 000 medical devices on the EU market, regulators are in dire need of effective systems and methods to actively monitor pre- and post-market safety data to identify possible risk signals, patterns and trends.
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