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UKCA and CE Mark


On 1st Augsut 2023 - the UK Government announced extension of CE mark recognition for businesses. 


Just after this Announcement, our experts were swamped with phone calls and queries to see whether their Medical Devices were part of this extension.


The UK MHRA is recently on a spree of updating the UK MDR Regulation of 2002. This regulation will see significant amendments and the introduction of new regulatory requirements, which are mentioned in the latest update on the implementation of the future regulations for medical devices.


The Announcement on 1st August 2023 was released by the Department for Business and Trade with the following key points :

Medical Manufacturers sighed with relief, hoping this Announcement would allow them to lose the buckle and relax.


But the UK Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) had different plans!


Right after the Announcement – UK MHRA released a statement on CE marking recognition for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics.


The Announcement mentions that The extended recognition of CE marking announced this morning [1st August 2023 by the Department for Business and Trade] does not apply to medical devices or IVDs.


The government has already put in place legislation that amends The Medical Device Regulations 2002 (SI 2002 No 618, as amended) (UK MDR) to extend the acceptance of CE marked medical devices on the Great Britain market. More specifically, legislation now enables CE marked medical devices to be placed on the Great Britain market to the following timelines:


Medical Device Manufacturers can ‘step off’ the gas paddle on Regulatory Affairs only when they engage with a suitable set of Regulatory and Quality Compliance professionals!


Experts at Medi-Di-Dia are here to support Medical Device Manufacturers with complete Regulatory and Quality Compliance support. From strategy-making to the execution of relevant RAQA requirements, our experts will be your Regulatory Risk Partner.


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CE marking recognition for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics




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