Commission proposes longer transition periods for medical products

To avoid supply bottlenecks for medical devices, the European Commission wants to allow longer transition periods for the switch to the new requirements of the Medical Devices Regulation. It presented a proposal to this end on Friday. For products with a high risk of bottlenecks (such as pacemakers and hip implants), the transition period is to be extended by three years to the end of 2027, and for products with a medium and low risk (for example, syringes) to the end of 2028.

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