European Commission Unlikely To Allow Virtual Audits Under MDR/IVDR In The Short Term
The COVID-19 pandemic has made physical audits of manufacturers unsafe, and demand for auditing is set to reach its peak as the MDR application date looms. While some types of virtual audits are already allowed, others are not, leaving some device manufacturers in limbo.
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