France invites IVD (in vitro diagnostic) notified body candidates:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The French authorities will soon appoint notified bodies for IVDs. The agency for healthcare product safety, AFSSAPS, has invited testing and certification bodies to apply for the status by October 31. Application forms will be available until September 30. Candidates must give details of their organisations, including resources at their disposal. France has not yet published its IVD law based on the EU directive. A draft is ready, but awaits a gap in the busy parliamentary agenda. It could be published by the year end.