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MedTech Europe speaks about the Product Liability Directive at Academy of European Law event

Posted on 06.04.2022

On 17 March 2022, MedTech Europe participated in a panel discussion on the Product Liability Directive (PLD) at an event organised by the Academy of European Law in Trier (ERA). The session provided an opportunity to exchange views with European academics and lawyers in view of the PLD’s proposed revision. MedTech Europe and the other panellists discussed the need for a more coherent European approach and better integration of the PLD into the existing legislative frameworks. It was outlined that the In Vitro Diagnostics and Medical Devices Regulations complemented by significantly expanded EU ‘horizontal’ and market surveillance legislation already address many concerns identified by the European Commission in connection with the proposed PLD revision. MedTech Europe also mentioned that any PLD revision needs to build on the existing core principles that protect individuals through appropriate compensation and encourages innovation.

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