On the March 25, 2020, the European Commission implemented 3 Decisions, concerning new lists of harmonized standards for medical devices, in order to accelerate the production of medical devices, in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.
These harmonized standards are drafted to presume compliance with the essential requirements they cover in support of the following legal acts:
- Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC. It is important to emphasize that the requirements for medical devices laid down in the Directive 93/42/EEC are different from those laid down in the future Medical Device Regulation (EU) 2017/745; therefore, the standards drafted in support of MDD, should not be used to demonstrate conformity with requirements of Regulation (EU) 2017/745;
- Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive 90/385/EEC;
- In vitro diagnostic medical devices Directive 98/79/EC.The Decisions in question can be found on the following link, together with the full list of references of the standards. The Decisions shall remain valid until 2024.
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