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Dr. Geofrey De Visscher

Head of Notified Body 1639, SGS Belgium

Dr. Geofrey De Visscher, a seasoned professional with a PhD and MBA, currently leads the only Belgian Notified Body for medical devices at SGS Belgium. With over 20 years of experience in developing Class III medical devices and related products, he has contributed significantly to fields such as neurology, cardiology and wound management.

As the head of NB1639, Dr. De Visscher oversees a certification service with more than 800 customers and over 5000 products. Operating within SGS, a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification, NB1639 plays a crucial role in certifying medical devices under the Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Dr. De Visscher’s expertise and leadership contribute to maintaining high standards in the certification process.


Situation with Notified Bodies

Location Darwin room Start / end time 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Five Notified Bodies will be represented during this session. They are all designated under MDR and for a few also under the IVDR.

Through a panel discussion, we will tackle current challenges both for the manufacturers and for them, in an interactive manner where the audience can also ask questions.

This session will also be the opportunity to get their feedback on submissions and areas of improvements in order to ensure a smoother review process.