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The European Medical Devices Regulation came into effect

On the 26th of May 2021, the new Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/745 (MDR) came into effect. Medical devices placed on the EU market must now comply with the MDR. After the transitional period and a delay due to the COVID-19 emergency, this is an important date for manufacturers and their authorized representatives, as well …

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With CORE-MD project, EU assessment of high-risk medical devices faces in-depth review

CORE-MD, the first European project to identify ways to enable the scientific, fair, and systematic evaluation of medical devices, has been officially launched on 16 April.  More than 50% of high-risk implantable medical devices in Europe are used in cardiology and orthopaedics. The multidisciplinary project is led by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in …

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Impact of COVID-19 on volumes of orthopedic prosthetic surgery in Italian Regions: a new report

The report “Impact of COVID-19 pandemic emergency on joint arthroplasties in seven Italian Regions. Version of March 17, 2021” (Rapporto ISS COVID-19 n. 7/2021*) is now available on the website of the Italian National Institute of Health in Italian language. The study is the result of a close collaboration between the RIAP working group, surgeons, …

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Enhancing the achievements of the Italian Arthroplasty Registry: published in Notiziario ISS an overview of its development

The article “Valorizzare il patrimonio del registro italiano artroprotesi (Riap): un passo necessario per migliorare la qualità delle cure e la sicurezza del paziente” (Torre M, Urakcheeva I, Carrani E, Ciminello E) /Enhancing the achievements of the Italian Arthroplasty Registry: a necessary step to improve the quality of care and patient safety/ was published in …

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European Commission: Italy’s CND replaces GMDN for DM nomenclature

The European Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) plans to use Italy’s CND codes as the basis for the Eudamed device database nomenclature.

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