European Commission Proposal To Extend MDR Deadlines As Far As 2027 and 2028
The Commission will present a mixture of likely elements of a legislative proposal for a targeted amendment of the MDR and IVDR for consideration at the 9 December EPSCO Health Council meeting.
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All eyes were on the European Commission in January as it edged closer to adopting new legislation that will see the Medical Device Regulation transition deadlines extended.
Amending the MDR to stem the flow of medtech products being withdrawn from the market has long been seen as urgent. It looks like the EU is keeping its foot on the accelerator to adopt its latest proposal despite concerns raised about the text.
The European Commission’s proposal to extend transition timelines for legacy devices in the context of the Medical Device Regulation is already on the move. There are still questions, however, about whether a fast-track adoption is in the best interests of the medtech sector.