Directorate General Health & Consumers
The role of medical devices in healthcare is essential.
The diversity and innovativeness of this sector contribute significantly to enhance the quality and efficacy of healthcare.
Covering a wide range of products, from simple bandages to the most sophisticated life-supporting products, the medical devices sector plays a crucial role in the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, and treatment of diseases and the improvement of the quality of life of people suffering from disabilities.
The EU's involvement concerns mainly the regulatory framework for market access, international trade relations and regulatory convergence, all aiming to ensure the highest level of patient safety while promoting the innovation and the competitiveness of this sector.