On August 27 and 28th 2019 the MDOT consortium met in San Sebastian at CIDETEC for its first interim meeting. We discussed the business plans towards a platform organizing and sharing relevant data on clinical evaluation as well as biocompatibility to comply with the new MDR. As we speak the time for new MDR to start is down to 9 months only! In addition very interesting discussions on what tests need to be done with a hip implant when being treated with a coating that claims to decrease wear. Photo’s : consortium group and impressive CIDETEC site.