Canada and EU may extend MRA (mutual recognition agreement) transition period:
This article was originally published in Clinica
There may be a delay in the final implementation of the mutual recognition agreement (MRA) between Europe and Canada. The accord, which covers a number of sectors including medical devices, came into force on November 1 last year and a confidence building phase is now underway. This phase was expected to last 18 months. However, "an extension is likely as the implementation is complex", involving both the technical dossier review and quality systems, according to Dorothy Walker, the MRA co-ordinator for the Canadian Medical Devices Bureau.