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IVDR Technical Documentation

All in-vitro diagnostic devices, irrespective of classification and risk level, require the following elements in the IVDR technical documentation:


  1. IVDR 2017/746, Annex II: Technical Documentation, covering design, manufacturing, verification, validation, and risk management
  2. IVDR 2017/746, Annex III: Post-Market Surveillance (PMS)
  3. IVDR 2017/746, Annex XIII, Performance Evaluation Report (PER)


The information provided in the technical documentation and performance evaluation report should provide evidence that the General Safety and Performance Requirements (GSPRs), described below,

  • The GSPRs detail the criteria manufacturers must meet to establish performance, associated risks, and design elements.
  • Identification of European Harmonized Standards
  • Annex I, Section 3 of the IVDR states that risk management is “a continuous process throughout the entire lifecycle of a device, requiring regular systematic updating.
  • Post Market Surveillance (PMS) section mentioned in IVDR Annex III, Section 1(a), the manufacturer’s plan to collect and assess post-market data based on a yearly plan covering serious
  • incidents, complaints, public information on other similar medical devices, and more.
  • The post-market performance follow-up (PMPF Plan) is a subset of your PMS plan and is made in line with the results of risk management and product performance.
  • Class A and B manufacturers must prepare a PMSR based on data collected from the market.
  • Manufacturers of Class C and D devices are required to prepare a Periodic Safety Update Report (PSUR) for each device. The PSUR must be updated at least annually. Class C and D manufacturers must submit PSUR to the notified body during technical documentation file submission initially and upon request during additional years.
  • Performance Evaluation Report (PER) as per Annex XIII must be submitted along with technical documentation.

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IVDR Technical Documentation Requirements

The new European Union IVDR regulation described in Article 10(4), Technical File, is a mandatory requirement for all manufacturers applying for IVDR CE certification with any notified body.


  • IVDR Technical Documentation, as per Annex II, is based on STED, developed by the Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF).
  • IVDR technical files should be prepared by manufacturers, regardless of the risk class of the device or the notified body. Contact CE-marking consultants with rich experience.
  • IVDR technical documentation is going to be needed at some point for all devices.


The IVDR technical documentation should be handed over to competent authorities when requested, so a final version must always be kept with E.A.R. (EU IVDR).


Article 11 (3) and “person responsible for regulatory compliance” in the manufacturing location (EU IVDR Article 15-3)


The CE-certified IVD manufacturers must keep up-to-date technical documentation and technical files at any time after the assessment by the notified body (EU IVDR Annex IX, Chapter II).