Due to the rapid progress in many fields of life, new laws need to be invented. Above all, in the area of medicine, where the people’s well-being is the crucial factor, the products need to be accurately tested before they enter the market.
More like a drug or rather a device?
In case of a given range of appliances it is not so easy to proceed with all the regulations. For instance, combination product which consists of a device and an active ingredient might be tricky to examine. It could be hard to specify which component plays the most important role in the resulting product: the medical (the drug) one or the mechanical part. In order to help with the final choice, a dedicated algorithm was devised. Due to that aid, the producer can find out which agency should be contacted. Nowadays a multITude of products like the described are being designed, so likely the odds are that something comparable has been invented beforehand. This may make the decision easier and as a result, the assessment can be finished sooner.
The future path of medicine
Drug-eluting implants or special wound patches – combination products become reality, not just a fantasy in modern times. They can improve the comfort of living for many patients. But in order to accomplish it, strict evaluation is needed. In the end, the appliance must be absolutely safe. Like any implant or drug which has a direct touch with the body, safety is the most important factor here.
When a given product passes all the tests, it can help with some diseases that were so far hardly curable. The road is definitely hard, but the effect is worth the effort.