Other related policies

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In addition to the Medical Devices Directives, outlined below is a non-exhaustive list of legislation and non-legislative policies that can have an impact on the medical devices sector.

1. New legislative framework for the marketing of products
2. Pharmaceutical legislation
3. REACH Choose translations of the previous link Deutsch (de) français (fr)
4. Chemicals legislation
5. Environmental legislation
6. Energy legislation
7. Machinery Directive Choose translations of the previous link български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
8. Personal Protective Equipment
9. Directive on Measuring Instruments Choose translations of the previous link Deutsch (de) français (fr)
10. Directive on human tissues and cellspdf
11. Public procurementpdf
12. Late payment Choose translations of the previous link български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
13. Research: get support
SM-BIO Power and Seventh research Framework Porgram (FP7)

Besides the policies that have been cast into legislation, there are non-legislative policies that might also cover the medical devices sector.

Examples:

New Approach Standardisation in the Internal Market, as European Standardisation is a useful tool which supports the Medical Devices legislative framework.

Patient safety Choose translations of the previous link български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) , a policy led by DG Health and Consumer, has disseminated best practices across Member States which partly also cover medical devices.

Policies providing for assistance for small and medium-sized enterprises Choose translations of the previous link български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) and the Commission's calls for tenders might be equally relevant for the sector of medical devices.