IVDR Regulatory Framework Update

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The In Vitro Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/746 (IVDR), sets out the new regulatory framework for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices.

To prevent disruption to the supply of essential medical devices as a result of Covid-19 pandemic related delays, in October 2021, the European Commission proposed a progressive roll-out of the IVDR. The adoption by the European Parliament and European Council of the Commission's proposal will lessen anxieties around IVD certification bottlenecks and subsequent product shortages.

Amended transitional periods will depend on the type of device in question:

Class of IVD 

Proposed end of transitional period 

Higher risk devices such as class D devices (including HIV or hepatitis tests)

May 2025 

Class C devices (such as influenza tests) 

May 2026 

Lower risk devices in class B and A (such as sterile devices) 

May 2027

In-House devices

May 2024

IVDs with a certificate under the IVDD (issued by a Notified Body before 26 May 2022)

May 2025


Next Steps

We recommend that manufacturers immediately determine what classification of IVD their products fall into and consider how best to comply with the proposed new deadlines from May 2022. 

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