Medical Devices/In-Vitro Diagnostics and Clinical Research

Medical Devices/In-Vitro Diagnostics and Clinical Research – 2 day seminar

This seminar is designed for medical device professionals including those in the In-Vitro Diagnostics Industry. It provides an overview of the device approval pathway for class 1, 2, 3 medical devices as well as IVD/LDT devices. It provides key clinical trial elements and an overview of monitoring including the FDA Guidance on a Risk-based monitoring approach to clinical research. This seminar also provides a solid review of monitoring activities using a focused quality approach and resolving GCP issues using CAPA plans. It consists of a comprehensive review of the GCP obligations of the sponsor and the investigator, the FDA Guidance: Investigator Supervisory Role, the regulations that protect the rights and safety of human subjects. This seminar reviews the key documents and elements of the clinical investigation at the site level, including the Investigator Study File and the Sponsor’s Trial Master File, as well as all the report requirements and the reporting timeframes. Informed Consent, CAPA, and AE Exercises are performed to enhance learning.

Learning Objectives

  • List the sponsor's, investigator's and IRB's responsibilities in medical device studies.
  • Discuss the monitoring activities performed for an investigational device study.
  • Identify adverse device effects and their reporting requirements.
  • Discuss the differences between the IDE Application versus the 510K and the PMA.
  • Recognize the purpose of the FDA BIMO Inspection program.
  • List common GCP issues and methods of securing compliance.

Daily Agenda / Course Topics


I. Overview of the Medical Device Approval Process

  • History/Legislation
  • Device Classification (Class 1,2, and 3)
  • IDE Submission
  • Overview of the Marketing Clearance, including De Novo
  • 510 k (Traditional, Special, Abbreviated, de novo)
  • PMA, HDE and PDP
  • Overview of In-Vitro Diagnostics including Analytic Special Reagents, General Purpose Reagents, and Laboratory Developed Tests.


  • FDA GCP: Sponsor and Investigator Obligations 21 CFR 812
  • FDA Guidance: Investigator Supervisory Role, October 2009
  • Overview of ICH GCP (E6) Section 5: Sponsor
  • FDA GCP: Investigator Obligations 21 CFR 812
  • Overview of ICH GCP (E6) Section 4: Investigator
  • Financial Disclosure by Clinical Investigators (21 CFR 54) and the recent FDA Guidance.


III. Key Clinical Trial Elements

  • Investigator Agreement
  • Regulatory Documents: Investigator File versus the Sponsor's Trial Master File
  • Clinical Investigational Plan Content
  • Study Device Accountability
  • Adverse Event definitions (ICH GCP E2A, and ISO 14155-1:2003)
    • Adverse Device Effects
    • Serious Adverse Device Effects
    • Serious Adverse Events
  • Unanticipated Adverse Device Effects
  • AE Drill Exercise

IV. Protection of Human Subjects

  • IRB Role and Responsibility
  • Informed Consent Requirements, the use of Exceptions, and Documentation
  • ICH GCP (E6) Consent Similarities and Differences
  • HIPAA: Research Authorization Requirements
  • Informed Consent Compliance Exercise

V. Monitor Role and Responsibilities

  • Risk Based Monitoring – FDA Guidance
  • Monitoring Visit Types & strategies for Effective Visits
  • Monitoring Responsibilities and Techniques including CAPA plan usage.
  • MRM Step Monitoring Method, the 8 R’s to Consent GCP Compliance Verification, the 5 R’s to HIPAA Compliance Verification
  • Monitoring Plan Content and Documentation

Who Should Take This Course

CRA's and other Device Industry professionals who want to gain knowledge about the device approval process, GCP governing IDE studies, and the monitoring role.

Dates / Times / Accommodations

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Florida State Provider #50-11408, Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13617 for 11 contact hours. Credits can be applied to ACRP and SoCRA certification.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Cancellations by registrants must be provided in writing prior to the start date of the seminar, such registrants shall receive a credit voucher toward a future MRM seminar. Companies may substitute someone registered with another participant at any time. MRM reserves the right to cancel a seminar due to poor enrollment or acts of nature and shall not be responsible for any airfare, hotel, or other costs. MRM shall offer a credit voucher to a future seminar or a complete refund for MRM Seminar cancellations. Seminar topics and speakers may be subject to change without any prior notice.