E-ssentials MedDev Blog

Regulatory updates for the medical device industry

Our blog is directed at manufacturers of medical devices, and aims to keep them informed about all new developments in testing, certification and approval, and about changes to regulatory requirements. In addition, we supply information on standards, directives and requirements, and provide details of how they can be integrated into manufacturing practice.


In this context, we look forward to hearing your experiences or questions. To contact us, use the comment function under the blog entries. Please ensure your post is appropriate for the professional context of the blog, and observes current applicable law and the rules of courtesy:

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  • Please be professional and polite, and show respect to other users and to us as the blog operators.
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  • Please do not resort to personal attacks on other users.
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  • Please avoid cynicism or sarcasm, which often lead to misunderstandings.


There is no automatic right to publication of a post or comment. We reserve the right to delete your entry immediately if

  • it contains unlawful content; content designed to insult, humiliate or libel; racist, sexist or discriminatory statements; or pornographic content
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  • it infringes the rights of third parties, including copyright


Moderation of posts by TÜV SÜD Product Service:

All posts must be approved by our editorial team prior to publication. Approval is generally granted within 24 hours. As a matter of principle, we approve posts that comply with the rules listed above. However, even given this compliance there is no automatic right to publication.

We reserve the right to delete previously approved posts at any time if they infringe the stated roles. Users that repeatedly infringe the rules will be permanently barred from the site.


Responsibility, copyright:

All users are personally responsible for the content of their posts. TÜV SÜD Product Service accepts no liability for the completeness and correctness of posts. Approval and publication of a post are no indication that we adopt the content or have examined the content for compliance with current law. Specifically, we cannot verify copyright on entries and texts.

In the case of entries which are subject to copyright, the right to use the entry in the blog and to save it for the purposes of archiving will be transferred by the user to TÜV SÜD.


Concluding remarks:

Please remember that once an entry is posted, it is visible to everyone. Reread your entry in full before posting, and check that it fulfills all the rules of polite and respectful interaction.