EU Council Adopts MDR/IVDR Amendment Proposal
The EU Council has adopted proposed changes to the EU Medical Device Regulation that will see transition deadlines extended for legacy devices. This completed final legislative step means that the amendments are set to enter force in around a week’s time, on 15 March.
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