How will a new regulatory landscape impact the EU and UK pharma industries? Early 2022 will see major new clinical trial legislation come into effect, with proposals for an entirely new regulatory regime promised by the end of the year. Paul Ranson, Consultant at Morgan Lewis, reflects on this and…
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This article explores the reasons behind the introduction of the EU Medical Device (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Devices (IVDR) regulations, the problems that beset them and how COVID-19 finally persuaded the European Commission that a further year’s preparation time for full application of the regulations was necessary.
The current regulatory system for medical devices in the UK, as an EU member state, is complex enough without the uncertainties surrounding Brexit. In this article, legal advisor Paul Ranson reviews the current and forthcoming regimes and how Brexit may impact manufacturers and regulators working in this space.