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Sterile barriers "not packaging" says industry:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Sterile barrier systems should not be considered as packaging and not be regulated under the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. This is the message that Eucomed is aiming to convey to the European Commission. It is currently collecting details to support its argument and has posted a questionnaire on its website to help collate information. It is considering the argument that sterile barrier systems are part of, or an accessory to, medical devices and should therefore be regulated under the Medical Devices Directive (MDD). Eucomed is looking closely now at existing assessment of sterile barrier systems/materials under the MDD.

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