EU animal tissue directive takes final steps:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The European Commission's new rules for medical devices containing animal tissues and their derivatives should go to the College of Commissioners before the Easter bank holiday for voting. The Commission's linguistic services had addressed concerns over certain translation issues by mid-March and the unit responsible for medical devices was confident that this would be the final version. The Commission's working group on medical devices containing animal tissues has circulated a draft document that provides guidance to industry on complying with the new directive. It is also looking at producing a format for the presentation and exchange of evaluation data from manufacturers.