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Published on 26-09-12

Ranging from simple sticking plasters to the most sophisticated life-supporting machines, medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices are central to our health and quality of life. The European Commission is proposing new legislation to ensure that these devices serve the needs and ensure the safety of European citizens.

    Safer, more effective and innovative medical devices

    For example, one of the main elements of the proposals is to extend the scope of EU legislation, so as to include implants for aesthetic purposes. Other elements touch on more obligations for assessment bodies, clearer rights and responsibilities for manufacturers, stricter requirements for clinical evidence or making it easier to trace devices through the supply chain.

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