Industry Needs Direction And Support As Notified Body Powers Strengthen
Gone are the days when notified bodies needed to promote themselves to gain business. Now industry is left struggling to find services ̶ and the EU regulatory outlook is becoming worrisome.
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Pedantic versus pragmatic implementation of the EU MDR and its guidances, as well as notified bodies struggling with capacity and new processes, are creating a clunky, slow and expensive EU regulatory system that could damage EU industry, delegates heard at the RAPS Convergence meeting earlier this week.