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BioMedical Alliance publishes a statement on shortage of diagnostic tests

The European BioMedical Alliance (36 leading European medical societies that together include more than 400,000 researchers and health professionals) along with the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (EFLM) have published a Statement: “Urgent action needed to prevent widespread shortage of diagnostic tests”. This document points to the persisting problems with the implementation of EU IVDR. It calls…
Tehelj
January 24, 2024
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MedTech Europe RAC

This week, BIVDA was represented at MedTech Europe Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC) by Stuart and Tehelj. The meeting was also attended by members of the European Commission. It was a constructive meeting with a focus on the published paper on the Future of Europe's Medical Technology Regulation, and the continued challenges on the transition to the EU IVD Regulation.
Stuart Angell
November 24, 2023
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MedTech Europe position paper published: The Future of Europe’s Medical Technology Regulations

MedTech Europe have published a position paper The Future of Europe’s Medical Technology Regulations. This paper describes MedTech Europe’s vision for an efficient, innovation-focused, and well-governed regulatory framework. It addresses healthcare access challenges resulting from the structural issues of the European regulatory system. MedTech Europe has called out for comprehensive reform addressing the three key areas of efficiency, innovation and…
Tehelj
November 17, 2023
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EPSCO meeting to be held on 30 Nov

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) is the meeting of the EU Ministers of Health. The upcoming EPSCO meeting agenda includes the implementation of IVDR and MDR with information from the French delegation, supported by the Belgian, German, Irish and Italian delegations. EPSCO is the meeting of the EU Ministers of Health. A public debate is proposed.…
Tehelj
November 17, 2023
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MedTech Europe position paper published: The Future of Europe’s Medical Technology Regulations

MedTech Europe have published a position paper The Future of Europe’s Medical Technology Regulations. This paper describes MedTech Europe’s vision for an efficient, innovation-focused, and well-governed regulatory framework. It addresses healthcare access challenges resulting from the structural issues of the European regulatory system. MedTech Europe has called out for comprehensive reform addressing the three key areas of efficiency, innovation and…
Tehelj
November 10, 2023
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TEAM-NB Notified Bodies call to action to manufacturers to apply

Team-NB hve published a press release "TEAM-NB Notified Bodies call to action to manufacturers to apply. October 2023" This press release is a call to action to to apply with notified bodies in time especially for high-risk IVD medical devices. It intends to raise awareness with the device manufacturers and other economic operators to apply with notified bodies in time.…
Tehelj
October 27, 2023
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EU Notified bodies urging to submit Class D legacy devices’ application sooner

As the transitional deadlines for IVD devices are fast approaching, the Notified Bodies have communicated with MedTech Europe to encourage manufacturers to submit their applications for compliance with the IVD Regulation as early as possible. Manufacturers are urged to submit applications for Class D legacy devices before end-2023, in order to meet the deadline of 26 May 2025.
Ashleigh
May 12, 2023
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EU MDR/EU IVDR amendment approved by EU Council

On 7 March, the European Council unanimously approved the amendment to the EU MDR and EU IVDR. This amends the transitional provisions for the MDR and removes the sell-off provision for IVDs. This is expected to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union this month, which will be when it comes into force. MedTech Europe's press release…
Ashleigh
March 9, 2023