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Christian Götz and Dr. Jara Brenke

EU MDR Annex XVI Introduces New Burdens for Products Without an Intended Medical Purpose

By Christian Götz, Dr. Jara Brenke
Christian Götz and Dr. Jara Brenke

Previous EU regulatory acts did not cover products without an intended medical purpose—typically devices with aesthetic indications. This now changes with Annex XVI of the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Notified Bodies can assess these products for their conformity with the regulation. However, responsibility for proactively pursuing the EU certificate of conformity for the products rests with the manufacturers.

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