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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