Notified Bodies And EU Industry Voice Separate, But Aligned Frustrations Over Slow Progress In NB Designations
Notified body and medtech industry trade associations both issued formal statements pointing out that delays in designating notified bodies are the biggest barrier to products being able to comply with the new EU Medical Device Regulation before deadlines. Time is running out.
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The EU Medical Device Regulation is 15 months away from being implemented in full, and a new German survey about its potential impact on the medtech innovation and patient-care landscape makes for sobering reading.
No one should underestimate the scale of the obstacles companies face trying to comply in time with the IVD Regulation by its 26 May 2022 deadline, especially now data is starting to emerge to highlight the size of the problem.
Growing evidence demonstrates the one-year delay to the Medical Device Regulation, plus the expansion of the scope of products that could remain on the market beyond the MDR date of application, have simply pushed problems to 2024.