Medical Devices Regulation: transitional provisions on the validity of certificates issued under the former Directives
On May 26, 2020, the new Medical Device Regulation 2017/745/EU (“MDR”) will enter into force.
Artificial intelligence software: FDA news
On April 2, 2019, a discussion paper describing a proposal for a regulatory framework for modifications to Artificial Intelligence-based medical devices that are already on the market, was published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in view of the future formulation of guidelines that relate to this issue.
Paper on new governance procedures for medical devices in Italy
On March 22, 2019, the Italian Ministry of Health published a document outlining the new governance procedures for medical devices that the Government intends to implement in Italy.
No deal brexit’s impact on the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries: guidance from the ema and the european commission
On January 15, 2019, the UK House of Commons rejected the withdrawal agreement reached by Theresa May and the EU after a long and exhausting negotiation period of almost 2 years.
EUCJ’s ruling on the classification of software as medical devices
According to a very recent ruling of the European Court of Justice (EUCJ), (C-329/16, Snitem v. Syndicat national de l’industrie des technologies médicales, published on 7 December 2017), software with at least one function that makes it possible to use patient-specific data for the purposes, inter alia, of detecting contraindications, drug interactions and excessive doses, is, in respect of that function, a medical device, even if that software does not act directly in or on the human body.