The MDR implementation is going forward

Date: 27 June 2019

The European Commission (EC) has recently issued some announcements opening the way for the implementation of the medical device regulation (MDR).

One of the most prominent bottlenecks, however, is the designation of the notified bodies. After the BSI nomination in January this year, the TÜV Süd Product Service became the second institution authorised to provide certification services under the new regulation this May. With further 37 notified bodies still awaiting MDR designation, this step cannot count as a big breakthrough. Yet, this designation is not just a formal sign to show that the MDR implementation is moving forward, taking into account the fact that TÜV SÜD is a strong player in Germany with a powerful international presence and openness for new customers.