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Clock is ticking on post-Brexit UK medical equipment laws

In less than nine months, the UK must have new rules in place to regulate the approval of medical equipment, but so far, the British successor to the CE mark remains to be seen.

From July 2023, medtech companies selling devices in the UK must live up to new rules – they just don't know which ones | Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

In July next year, medtech companies will have to comply with new and special rules concerning medical equipment in the UK, including for the approval and marketing of devices on the British market.

But so far, no one knows what new regulation will mean in practice – which is the cause of great uncertainty and unrest for Danish medtech companies that are now asking for clarification.

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