The 9th of November HCWH Europe hosted a webinar about The new Medical Devices Regulation – An engine for EDC substitution? It is now available on their website.
One of the speakers was Jesper Laursen from Melitek. The title of his talk was
Substitution of hazardous chemicals in medical devices
You will find the webinar and the presentations here.
The new Medical Devices Regulation addresses the presence of Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reprotoxic substances (CMRs) and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) contained in such devices. This Webinar explores how these new rules will work in practice. We discuss examples of substitutions that already exist both on the side of procurement and on the supply side. This should provide practical guidance to the EU member states and encourage them meet the objectives of REACH: making sure that in the future toxic substances are indeed replaced by safer alternatives.