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Biomedical Alliance Europe warns of potential medical device shortage

According to the organization, the EU must act now to prevent a future lack of medical equipment due to last year’s well-intentioned yet poorly implemented medical device regulation.

The EU's Medical Device Regulation was a hot topic during Europe's largest annual health and medtech conference, Medtech Forum, which recently took place in May | Photo: PR/Medtech Europe

Member states of the EU should take ”urgent measures” to combat an imminent problem concerning a shortage of medical equipment in Europe due to a lack of approvals for the market, according to the Biomedical Alliance in Europe, an umbrella organization for 36 industry organizations.

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