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.
The most successful medical device companies have the same characteristic in common: They’re cross-functional. Whether it be the device design and development activities or quality and regulatory affairs, every operation works together to produce and market medical devices that improve patients’ lives.