Medical Devices Directive: Inspected and still not safe -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Medical devices directive: Inspected and still not safe

Interview with Manfred Kindler, publically appointed and sworn medical technology expert

The Medical Devices Directive (German: Medizinproduktegesetz or MDD) defines what constitutes a medical device. At the same time, it inspects and monitors. However, scandals in the medical technology industry keep causing uncertainty.

04/22/2015

Photo: Manfred Kindler

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Photo: Breast implants

New methods on the utility of medical devices will be examined in the future after the scandal surrounding the silicone implants by the French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP); © panthermedia.net/benis arapovic

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