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CORDIS

Coordinating Research and Evidence for Medical Devices

Project description

New ways to test high-risk medical devices

Manufacturers of medical devices need to test their products before being allowed to market them. Specifically, they require clinical data showing their medical device is safe and efficient. In this context, the EU-funded CORE-MD project will translate expert scientific and clinical evidence on study designs for evaluating high-risk medical devices into advice for EU regulators. The project will propose how new trial designs can contribute and suggest ways to aggregate real-world data from medical device registries. It will also conduct multidisciplinary workshops to propose a hierarchy of levels of evidence from clinical investigations, as well as educational and training objectives for all stakeholders, to build expertise in regulatory science in Europe.

Objective

CORE–MD will translate expert scientific and clinical evidence on study designs for evaluating high-risk medical devices into advice for EU regulators, to achieve an appropriate balance between innovation, safety, and effectiveness. A unique collaboration between medical associations, regulatory agencies, notified bodies, academic institutions, patients’ groups, and health technology assessment agencies, will systematically review methodologies for the clinical investigation of high-risk medical devices (Work Package 1), recommend how new trial designs can contribute (Work Package 2), and advise on methods for aggregating real-world data from medical device registries with experience from clinical practice (Work Package 3). Multidisciplinary workshops will propose a hierarchy of levels of evidence from clinical investigations; educational and training objectives for all stakeholders, to build expertise in regulatory science in Europe; and an ethics charter for medical device innovation (Work Package 4). Industry participation will be invited. Specific CORE–MD tasks will advise on optimal statistical methods, the utility of patient-reported outcomes, the conduct of registry trials, clinical criteria for evaluating artificial intelligence as a medical device, and how to evaluate medical devices used in children. The essential principles of medical device trials will be considered jointly with the Good Clinical Trials Collaborative. Links between CORE–MD partners will catalyse sustainable networks for research. The consortium is led by the European Society of Cardiology and the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, and involves all 33 specialist medical associations that are members of the Biomedical Alliance in Europe. Final recommendations will be submitted to the Working Group on Clinical Investigation and Evaluation of the European Commission to be considered when developing EU guidance or common specifications.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-BHC-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC1-2020-Single-Stage-RTD

Coordinator

SOCIETE EUROPEENNE DE CARDIOLOGIE
Net EU contribution
€ 448 140,00
Address
ROUTE DES COLLES 2035
06903 Biot Sophia Antipolis
France

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Other
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Total cost
€ 448 140,00

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