Will MDR be postponed for a year?

MDR would apply from May 26. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on national authorities and the medical device industry, the European Commission is asking for a year's delay.

European Commission spokesman Stefan De Keersmaecker: "We are working hard to submit this proposal early April and we call on Parliament and on Council to adopt it quickly as the deadline for entry into force is at the end of May. This will relieve pressure from national authorities and industry and it will allow them to focus fully on urgent priorities related to the coronavirus crisis.”

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