• BREXIT impact
    How medical devices are currently regulated All medical devices are subject to EU legislation, which requires a manufacturer to place a CE mark on their product to attest compliance to applicable standards. Medical devices are regulated under Directive 90/385/EEC on active implantable medical devices (AIMDD), Directive 93/42/EEC on medical devices (MDD) and Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDD). These directives are transposed into UK law as the Medical Devices Regulations 2002. Manufacturers of low-risk devices (Class I medical devices) can self-declare conformity to the legislation before affixing the CE mark. Higher-risk devices (such as Class IIa, IIb…