Tag: RPS

ARCS, ARIM, Canada, Health Canada, Medical Devices

Health Canada Updates Medical Device Submission Format

Canada XML

On August 21, Health Canada announced that they would be adopting the IMDRF “ToC” format for medical device market authorisation requests. As of April 1, 2019, Premarket Applications for Class III and IV devices (which aren’t the same classification as FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health) will need to be in this format, and …


eCTD 4 in Europe: Multiple Countries, Multiple Processes

For the first time in two years, EMA (there are enough acronyms here that it got distracting defining them all – see the table at the bottom) has updated their Implementation Guide for eCTD version 4, which is based on the HL7 RPS standard, and has been advanced through ICH Step 4, meaning that it’s OK …


eCTD 4 — A Love/Hate Relationship

Joel Finkle, Director Regulatory Innovation & IDMP Strategy, ACUTA Don’t get me wrong: I definitely love eCTD 4 for all the things it’s been designed for. However, we’ve been working on it since 2005, and we’re still years away from its full implementation.  So, I thought I’d make a love and hate list to show …