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Going green: The 2014 European Bioplastics Conference will explore new feedstocks and issues surrounding the classification of 'bio-based' materials and applications. Read more

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The European Commission (EC) confirms the launch of Eudamed will be delayed until May 2022. Read more

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The government state that the MDR will come in to effect in May 2020, and the IVDR in May 2022, however the United States has called upon the EU to delay the implementation of Medical Device Regulations and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations by 3 years. Read more

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MedTech Europe has released a call to action towards digital health interoperability, endorsing the European Commission‘s Electronic Health Record Exchange Format released on 6 February 2019. Read more

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The European Commission announces its new portal which aims to aid the transition to new regulations regarding medical devices. Read more

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Industry trade association MedTech Europe has written to EU commissioners highlighting the dangers of Brexit on the medical technology sector. Read more

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The European Commission has revamped its medical device section on its website to include a portal that presents the new regulatory requirements targeted at impacted actors. Read more

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Two proposed regulations on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) will be adopted by the European Commission by the end of May. Read more

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Biotronik’s single and dual-chamber pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) have gained European Commission (CE) approval for use in 3 Tesla (T) MRI scans worldwide Read more

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The EU Parliament has voted in favour of reforms to the CE marking procedure for medical devices. Eucomed has severely criticised the move saying it "brings unnecessarily delays in lifesaving medical technology". Read more

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As the EC proposes an much needed overhaul of the medical device manufacturing industry, Sam Anson outlines the basics of the proposal as well as some of the issues with the current suggestions. Read more

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