Update On EU Standardization: Will CEN/Cenelec Accept Commission’s Latest Request?
The European Commission is optimistic that work on standards for the new EU medtech regulations will begin as soon as May. After previous setbacks, the medtech sector is pinning it hopes on the EU standards bodies, CEN and Cenelec, accepting the Commission’s latest proposal
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