Medical Devices

Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC

The new regulation MDR replaced the Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC) on 26 May 2021. As of this date, certificates under the MDD can no longer be issued. From 26 May 2024, the requirements of the new MDR must be complied with by all medical devices regardless of their risk class. However, manufacturers may place devices already certified under the MDD on the market until 26 May 2024, provided the design and intended purpose of the medical device have not changed significantly.

Maintenance of certificates for medical devices under Directive 93/42/EEC

The certification procedure under the MDD 93/42/EEC directive is no longer possible from 26 May 2021, when the directive was replaced by the Regulation MDR (EU) 2017/745. Notified bodies for medical devices only carry out procedures for maintaining certificates under MDD 93/42/EEC, issued before 26 May 2021.