Performance Evaluations and
Performance Studies of In Vitro Diagnostics

Performance evaluation is a targeted process to demonstrate the analytical and clinical performance of your IVD medical device. Moreover, the evaluation should be continously updated using PMPF measures.

Scientific – Analytical – Clinical
Goal oriented evaluation of your IVD medical device


In vitro diagnostic medical devices are important products for treatment control and diagnostics. Therefore, necessary evidence on performance and safety should support the intended purpose of a device as stated by the manufacturer. Guided by the performance evaluation plan (PEP) and in accodance with IVDR the performance evaluation results in a performance evaluation report (PER) demonstrating scientific, analytical and clinical evidence of the IVD device.

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Your clinical performance study is conducted according to In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR).
Typically, diagnostic sensitivity, diagnostic specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, likelihood ratio, expected values in normal and affected populations as well as related questions are addressed.

Analytical performance…

such as, analytical sensitivity, analytical specificity, trueness (bias), precision (repeatability and reproducibility), accuracy (resulting from trueness and precision), limits of detection and quantitation, measuring range, linearity, cut-off, including determination of appropriate criteria for specimen collection and handling and control of known relevant endogenous and exogenous interference, cross-reactions and even more are evaluated taking into account general methodological principles.

Methodical scientific approach

We demonstrate scientific validity and performance by:

… identify available data from scientific literature relevant to the IVD
… find remaining gaps systematically
… appraise all relevant data by assessing their suitability
… generate any new or additional data required to resolve open issues

Services we provide


modular, and transparent cost structure

efficient introduction of your products to the market

early return on your financial investment

flexible use of our resources according to your requirements

additional expertise at the interface between user & manufacturer

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