Month: March 2023

The Council of the European Union votes in favor of amending the transitional provisions in the MDR and IVDR

Elizabeth Anne Wright

The extension of the transitional periods in the MDR and the removal of the “sell-off” deadline in the MDR and the IVDR were approved by the Council of the EU today. The proposed legislative amendment, however, will not enter into force until it is signed by the European Parliament and the Council and published in the Official Journal of the EU.

EMA launches pilot program for expert panel scientific advice in relation to certain high-risk devices

Elizabeth Anne Wright

Ten medical device and IVD developers will receive free advice on their clinical development strategies from medical device expert panels. The pilot program aims to help EMA with the implementation of the expert panel advice procedure established in MDR and IVDR.