European Parliament adopts extension to MDR transition period 23 Feb 2023
Following the European Commission’s 6 January vote to extend the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR) transition period, the European Parliament (EP) adopted the proposal on 16 February 2023. The EP vote was carried by 537-3, with 24 abstentions.
The decision was taken to delay the regulation to ensure that there would not be shortages of devices in the region, as well as to allay concerns about notified body capacity and the readiness of manufacturers.
Read the EP texts adopted here.