Self-Care Devices May See Extension After EU Commission Admits MDR ‘Inconsistencies’
Self-care medical devices may be included in the four-year “grace period” following implementation of the new EU Medical Device Regulation as part of an incoming corrigendum to the law, a spokesperson for the European Commission suggested at a recent AESGP meeting.
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