2018 needed to be medtech’s year to focus on the ongoing implementation of the EU MDR and the IVDR and the structures and documents to support them. But lack of progress means a 2019 work bulge amid Brexit issues and recent journalistic investigations. Here’s a look at the top EU regulation issues and articles of the past year.
Manufacturers who have not managed to transfer their certificates from a UK notified body prior to Brexit, or who have not obtained certificates under the EU Medical Device or IVD Regulations in time, can not expect to receive a sympathetic hearing from the EU Commission. In an interview with Medtech Insight, Lawyer Alison Dennis examines options for medtech firms.
The EU medtech sector, seeing itself heading for a crisis, is hoping the authorities will imminently extend deadlines for the Medical Device and IVD Regulations. What more do we know after last week’s crucial Medical Device Coordination Group meeting?