Medical Devices: Directives and Standards

Pharma IQ
Posted: 10/12/2010

The term medical devices covers a wide range of products, from simple tongue depressors to highly complex pacemakers. Some 10,000 products are officially classed as medical devices, and, all of these must meet the highest possible standard to ensure that public safety is in no way compromised by their use.

The Medical Devices Directive applies to all of these products, from first aid bandages to x-ray equipment, and provides a safeguard to ensure that all medical devices are of an internationally agreed quality.

Pharma IQ
Posted: 10/12/2010