News - March 26, 2020

Commission eyes MDR postponement by one year

The European Commission announced on 25/03/20 that it will work to propose to the postponement of the implementation date of the Medical Devices Regulation (2017/745 – MDR).

In light of the fight against COVID-19 and its numerous consequences on the healthcare systems and all actors, including industry, DG SANTE took the decision to put forward to the Parliament and the Council the proposal to postpone the MDR by one year.

EUCOPE welcomes the proposal as it will give time to small and medium companies to devote their efforts on the fight against #COVID19 and allow for a proper implementation in a year time.

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