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European Commission Mandate for EU Parliament Negotiations on MDR Delay: Clarification Regarding Article 120(3)

On 3 April 2020, NAMSA’s EU Regulatory experts provided a critique of The European Commission’s proposal to delay the date of MDR application. Since this time, the European Council provided feedback regarding the European Commission’s proposal to delay the date of application of certain provisions of Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on Medical Devices (MDR) by one year to 26 May 2021 in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

EU Response to COVID-19 Pandemic: Proposal to Delay Date of MDR Application to May 2021 for Certain Provisions

Those involved in medical device design and development, quality and regulatory processes, and conformity assessments of medical products in the EU have rapidly diverted efforts to projects enabling increased production of essential medical devices such as ventilators due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Understandably, the medical devices industry is unable to focus efforts towards the fast-approaching current date of application of Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices (MDR) of 26 May 2020.