Ukrainian Scientific Institute of Certification

European Commission postpones application of the Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/745 to prioritize the fight against coronavirus

08/04/2020

On April 3, 2020, the European Commission has adopted a proposal to postpone by one year the date of application of the Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/745 to allow Member States, health institutions and economic operators to prioritize the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. This decision takes into account the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and the need for an increased availability of vitally important medical devices across the EU whilst continuing to ensure patient health and safety until the new legislation becomes applicable.