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Happy 26 May 2024!

The MDR and IVDR are now in force for seven (7) years, and they are not in good shape. I think it is safe to say that they did not deliver on their promise of a better, more streamlined and more SME and innovation friendly regulatory system. Deadlines keep being moved, patchwork happens here and […]

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A case of so-called fiscal neutrality

Sometimes you come across cases that violate Mandalorian Creed: “One does not speak unless one knows.”. This happened to me last week when I read the Dutch Supreme Court’s judgment in a case about VAT levied on medical devices, rendered on 8 September. Some background: in the Netherlands we like to use taxes as a […]

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Can we fix / improve the MDR and the IVDR?

Or in other words that I’ve asked on this blog before: can the maker repair what he makes? This blog will argue that he can and he should. It still happens to me: people that say that the MDR or IVDR is ‘new’. In a way of course they are if you look at things […]

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MDR and IVDR amendment has entered into force now

Today is the day that the amendment, aka the ‘extension’, to the MDR enters into force because it was published in the EU’s Official Journal today, number L080. As you are reading this, the amendment now applies all throughout the Union as referenced in article 1 MDR and IVDR. Union as in not European Union, which […]

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But weren’t they supposed to vote on it on the 14th?

Short update on the MDR amendment proposal because quite a lot of people were expecting the European Parliament to take a final vote on the MDR amendment proposal today. A lot of them that watched the vote on the Parliament’s streaming services were surprised and disappointed that the vote seemed unclear: no vote on the […]

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But weren’t they supposed to vote on it on the 14th?

Short update on the MDR amendment proposal because quite a lot of people were expecting the European Parliament to take a final vote on the MDR amendment proposal today. A lot of them that watched the vote on the Parliament’s streaming services were surprised and disappointed that the vote seemed unclear: no vote on the […]