Embase facilitates medical device compliance and development
Search, find and manage medical device literature
With Embase, you can easily retrieve information from biomedical literature that is specific to medical devices. Medical device searches in Embase are comprehensive and relevant because of the extensive content coverage, granular indexing and device-specific terms to:
Ensure adequate coverage of devices and therapies in use in Europe
Identify relevant clinical trials and publications of user experience
Facilitate searches by device name and manufacturer
Get information that helps you:
Comply with MDR and IVDR requirements regarding literature monitoring and evidence
Conduct post-market surveillance without missing important information
Prepare clinical evaluation reports for CE Marketing approval
Expanded and adapted for medical device manufacturers
Embase offers superior search results for medical devices from:
Depend on reputable sources, including 8,200 journals and 7,000 conferences
Bridge content gaps: Embase indexes more references to manufacturers than MEDLINE — some cannot be found in MEDLINE, too
Leverage Emtree’s 5,500 GMDN terms and 13,000 trade names from 4,000 manufacturers
Connect concepts with subheadings related to device comparison, device economics, adverse device events and more
Use a dedicated search form to quickly create precise and high-recall queries for clinical evaluation and adverse events
Streamline surveillance and documentation with automated searches, alerts and auditable email logs
Medical device search options
Whether you’re in a clinical, regulatory, safety or quality role, Embase provides the flexibility to search for the type of information you need on the devices you want to develop or monitor.
Systematic reviews for clinical evaluation reports
Build comprehensive search strategies with the evidence-based method PICO (population, intervention, comparison and outcome).
Construct high-recall, high-precision search strings that capture mentions of medical device adverse events in a timely manner.
Medical device regulations
The regulations are already tough — and getting tougher. Updated directives such as the European Commission’s MEDEV 188.8.131.52, MDR, and recent signals from the FDA mean closer scrutiny of clinical data. As a result, there are more stringent requirements to issue regular, accurate updates including Clinical Evaluation Reports, Post-Market Clinical Follow-Ups, and Period Safety Update Reports. If device manufacturers aren’t prepared to comply, they’ll face both legal and commercial consequences. Meet stringent regulations in effect, and to come, including stricter rules about clinical data and continuous clinical evaluations.
Use new device classifications and definitions
Assess safety performance
Characterize clinical benefits
Read about how Embase helps with the EU Medical Devices Regulation(opens in new tab/window) that changed in 2021. Embase makes your work easier by providing a quicker and more streamlined way to access medical literature. PICO-based searches enable you to source accurate data and to be constantly vigilant of all data relating to your product, including adverse events and competitive performance metrics.