ISO 12417-1:2015 Preview

Cardiovascular implants and extracorporeal systems -- Vascular device-drug combination products -- Part 1: General requirements

ISO 12417-1:2015 specifies requirements for vascular device-drug combination products (VDDCPs) based upon current technical and medical knowledge. VDDCPs are medical devices with various clinical indications for use in the human vascular blood system. A VDDCP incorporates, as an integral part, substance(s) which, if used separately, can be considered to be a medicinal substance or product (drug substance, drug product) but the action of the medicinal substance is ancillary to that of the device and supports the primary mode of action (PMOA) of the device. With regard to safety, this part of ISO 12417 outlines requirements for intended performance, design attributes, materials, design evaluation, manufacturing, sterilization, packaging, and information supplied by the manufacturer. For implanted products, this International Standard should be considered as a supplement to ISO 14630, which specifies general requirements for the performance of non-active surgical implants. This International Standard should also be considered as a supplement to relevant device-specific standards, such as the ISO 25539‑series specifying requirements for endovascular devices. Requirements listed in this part of ISO 12417 also address VDDCPs that are not permanent implants.

NOTE Due to variations in the design of combination products covered by this part of ISO 12417 and due to the relatively recent development of some of these combination products, acceptable standardized in vitro test results and clinical study results are not always available. As further scientific and clinical data become available, appropriate revision of this part of ISO 12417 might be necessary.

Delivery systems or parts of the delivery system are included in the scope of this part of ISO 12417, if they comprise an integral component of the vascular device and if they are drug-covered (e.g. drug-covered balloon catheters and drug-covered guidewires).

Devices whose PMOA is to provide a conduit for delivery of a drug, are excluded from the scope of this part of ISO 12417 (e.g. infusion catheters), unless they contain a drug component that is intended to have an ancillary action to the device part (e.g. antimicrobial coated infusion catheter).

Procedures and devices used prior to and following the introduction of the VDDCP (e.g. balloon angioplasty devices) are excluded from the scope of this part of ISO 12417 if they do not affect the drug-related aspects of the device.

ISO 12417-1:2015 is not comprehensive with respect to the pharmacological evaluation of VDDCPs. Some information on the requirements of different national and regional authorities is given in Annex B.

Absorbable components of VDDCPs (e.g. coatings) are addressed by this part of ISO 12417 in their connection with drug-related aspects of the device. Degradation and other time-dependent aspects of absorbable implants and coatings are not completely addressed by this part of ISO 12417.

NOTE See also ISO/TS 17137 and ASTM F3036-13.

ISO 12417-1:2015 does not address issues associated with viable or non-viable biological materials such as tissues, cells, or proteins.

ISO 12417-1:2015 does not address issues associated with active surgical implants (i.e. implants that require power not generated by the human body or gravity).


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2015-10
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 49
  • :
    ISO/TC 150/SC 2
    Cardiovascular implants and extracorporeal systems
  • 11.040.40
    Implants for surgery, prosthetics and orthotics

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