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Monday, January 7, 2013

Merrill Brink International Releases White Paper “Best Practices to Ensure Compliance with EU Medical Device Directive Regulations on e-Labeling”

St. Paul, Minn. — Merrill Brink International (, a leading global provider of language solutions for global companies and law firms, today announced that it has published a new white paper, “Best Practices to Ensure Compliance with EU Medical Device Directive Regulations on e-Labeling.”

The EU Directive No 207/2012 on electronic labeling for Instructions for Use (IFUs) for certain medical devices has been adopted effective March 9, 2012. The regulation provides an allowance for medical device manufacturers to choose electronic labeling or e-labeling of IFUs for these devices. Companies that choose this option need to be prepared to comply by March 1, 2013. The regulation puts the onus on manufacturers to determine which of their products are good candidates for e-labeling. Manufacturers should perform a detailed, documented risk assessment to identify any areas of potential risk and any additional investment required to achieve compliance. The white paper addresses the following questions:

  • When in the development process do you initiate the information for usage?
  • How and where is product content stored and updated? Is it centralized on one platform?
  • How are updates to content currently managed? Will this methodology work efficiently for EU requirements?
  • Do you have a workflow in place that can be scaled to accommodate 23 languages?

Download Merrill Brink's white paper “Best Practices for e-Labeling Compliance” and find out the plan of action to ensure compliance with EU medical device directive regulations on e-Labeling. Companies that take steps now to understand the EU's e-labeling requirements will be best positioned to capture market share.

Merrill Brink International, a leading language services provider with more than 30 years of experience, offers comprehensive, scalable internationalization, localization and globalization services for global companies. Our services include professional business translation, document translation, technical translation, website translation and more. We provide expert software localization and website localization services, supported by comprehensive testing services, including software testing and website testing. Merrill Brink is a recognized leading provider of software translation, medical translation and automotive translation. We also offer extensive legal document translation services including legal document review and machine translation. Contact us for more information.