CORE-MD methodology to develop a tool aggregating public information on medical devices

The EU Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 defines new rules for the certification and post-market surveillance of medical devices (MD), including an additional review by Expert Panels of clinical evaluation data for high-risk MD if reports and alerts suggest possibly associated increased risks.

Within the EU-funded CORE-MD project, a tool was developed to support such process in which web-accessible safety notices (SN) are automatically retrieved and aggregated. It relies on their specific MD categories and the European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN) classification. Applying an Entity Resolution (ER) approach it enriches data integrating different sources.

The performance of such approach was tested through a pilot study on the Italian data and published into the journal “Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science”.

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