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Gradual IVDR implementation backed by EU

New regulation on in vitro medical equipment will now have a longer implementation period after the proposal was backed by the bloc's Commission, Council and Parliament.

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There is now full political backing for a gradual rollout of the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR), which comes into force on May 26, 2022.

On Monday, the EU Council supported a proposal made by the EU Commission, which was already backed by the European Parliament, stating that the IVDR should be implemented gradually to avoid supply chain issues within in vitro diagnostic devices.

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