Neue EU-Vorschriften über Medizinprodukte

May 25, 2017 | Business | News

BRÜSSEL: Die Europäische Kommission verabschiedete heute zwei Verordnungen über Medizinprodukte und über In-vitro-Diagnostika, mit denen der EU-Rechtsrahmen modernisiert wird. Damit sich sowohl die Hersteller als auch die Behörden umstellen können, werden die neuen Vorschriften erst nach einer Übergangszeit gelten, und zwar drei Jahre nach Veröffentlichung im Fall der Verordnung über Medizinprodukte und fünf Jahre nach Veröffentlichung im Fall der Verordnung über In-vitro-Diagnostika.

New EU rules on medical devices

May 25, 2017 | Business | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Commission today adopted two Regulations on medical devices which establish a modernised and more robust EU legislative framework. To allow manufacturers and authorities to adapt, the new rules will only apply after a transitional period, namely 3 years after publication for the Regulation on medical devices and 5 years after publication for in the Regulation on vitro diagnostic medical devices.

European Parliament adopts new medical device regulations

May 4, 2017

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Parliament has voted to implement two new regulations concerning medical devices with the aim of improving safety in medicine and dentistry. The regulations were proposed in 2012 by the European Commission and experienced several delays before being officially endorsed earlier this month. They will be applied after a transitional period of three years from publication for medical devices and five years for in vitro diagnostic medical devices. Publication is expected to take place shortly in the Official Journal of the European Union.

New survey on European dental trade announced at IDS

April 27, 2017 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: At this year’s IDS, the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE) has presented the new edition of its market review, the 2017 Survey on the European Dental Trade, which covers all the relevant topics and trends concerning the European dental industry. Again produced in collaboration with the Federation of the European Dental Industry, the report indicates a further shift towards digital dentistry, manifesting in overall growth of online shopping and use of CAD/CAM systems and intra-oral scanners. The publication will be available in April on in hard and digital copy.

Interview: “CAD/CAM production really is the way forward”

April 24, 2017 | Business

The integration of digital dentistry into existing workflows has become increasingly popular as newer technologies have been developed. Though this approach can offer faster and safer treatment methods, it needs an experienced and educated dental professional to be implemented optimally. Dental Tribune International spoke with Ed Attenborough, Managing Director of Attenborough Dental and board member of the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE), about the opportunities and challenges that digital dentistry presents.


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