DACH Cluster Meeting at MEDICA 2017


In November 2017 LAB-B Network manager Dr. Hartmann visited Medica in Düsseldorf, Germany, and attended a meeting of the DACH Cluster organisations on November 13.

Focal point of the event was a presentation by Beatus Hofrichter from ConCeplus about the LIMEDex Index® as an indicator of the MEDTech Industry and the burden of changes to the medical device regulation (MDR) and in-vitro diagnostics regulation (IVDR) on European medical technology companies.

In April 2017 the directives 93/42/EEC and 90/385/EEC concerning medical devices and active implantable medical devises, respectively, were replaced by new regulations with a transitionary period of three years. The new directives bring a lot of changes such as revised classification of medical devices, which are a major challenge to manufacturing companies.