Europe – Implementing the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR)

An urgent call on EU institutions to make the MDR work

The combination of ageing populations, the rise of chronic diseases, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic increasingly strain healthcare systems. Medical devices are indispensable in all areas of healthcare and hence, the continuity and fair access to the existing and new innovative medical devices is critical to meet the industry’s healthcare commitment to patients in Europe.
The medical technology industry firmly believes that a robust and predictable regulatory framework is essential to ensure the availability of safe and innovative technologies in the European Union (EU) and beyond. For manufacturers to meet their duty to patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare systems,
it is more critical than ever that bold, EU-level action be taken to address the ongoing Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) implementation hurdles…