Key issues of the Demarcation Guideline are:
Contrary to extensive advice from the European medical device and pharmaceutical industries associations, the Demarcation Guideline is inconsistent, scientifically and regulatory questionable and not in line with legal interpretations of the European Court of Justice. The "enhanced coordination" procedure, established for the first time in the context of MDCG guidelines, is an attempt to resolve the ambiguity and thus underlines the uncertainty of COM and MDCG about how the Demarcation Guideline should be applied.
The Demarcation Guideline does not generate harmonisation. On the contrary, due to the ambiguities, a disagreement with Notified Bodies or Competent Authorities regarding the qualification and classification of the products is to be expected. The loss of safe and efficient medical devices for self-medication is therefore the feared consequence of the Demarcation Guideline.
The preservation of the marketability of medical devices composed of substances or combinations of substances depends directly on interpreting the Demarcation Guideline wisely, arguing confidently and making viable decisions.
We advise, inform and support you on all topics relating to substance based medical devices. Diapharm is your experienced and professional partner for the preservation of your medical devices, particularly when it comes to questions of demarcation.
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