UK – UK passes post-Brexit medical device regulatory bill into law

The cornerstone of the UK’s post-Brexit medical device regulatory system, the Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021, received royal assent and passed into law on February 11, having been introduced in the House of Commons almost a year previously. The bill mirrored the focus on patient safety found in the EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Devices Regulation (IVDR), providing mechanisms for punishing regulatory violations and releasing information about products that pose a threat to public safety…