• By ICR Secretariat
  • Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Commission postpones application of the Medical Devices Regulation to prioritise the fight against coronavirus


Today, the European Commission has adopted a proposal to postpone by one year the date of application of the Medical Devices Regulation to allow Member States, health institutions and economic operators to prioritise the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. This decision takes into account the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and the need for an increased availability of vitally important medical devices across the EU whilst continuing to ensure patient health and safety until the new legislation becomes applicable.