Common Specifications for Annex XVI products (without an intended medical purpose) now published in the Official Journal of the European Union

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The European Commission’s common specifications for products without an intended medical purpose listed in Annex XVI to Regulation (EU) 2017/745, have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) L 311, 02.12.2022

The Annex XVI common specifications cover products with no intended medical purpose that fall under the scope of MDR, i.e.,

  • Contact lenses or other items intended to be introduced into or onto the eye.
  • Products intended to be totally or partially introduced into the human body through surgically invasive means for the purpose of modifying the anatomy or fixation of body parts with the exception of tattooing products and piercings.
  • Substances, combinations of substances, or items intended to be used for facial or other dermal or mucous membrane filling by subcutaneous, submucous or intradermal injection or other introduction, excluding those for tattooing.
  • Equipment intended to be used to reduce, remove or destroy adipose tissue, such as equipment for liposuction, lipolysis or lipoplasty.
  • High intensity electromagnetic radiation (e.g. infra-red, visible light and ultra-violet) emitting equipment intended for use on the human body, including coherent and non-coherent sources, monochromatic and broad spectrum, such as lasers and intense pulsed light equipment, for skin resurfacing, tattoo or hair removal or other skin treatment.
  • Equipment intended for brain stimulation that apply electrical currents or magnetic or electromagnetic fields that penetrate the cranium to modify neuronal activity in the brain.

Evnia prepared an overview of transitional provisions for manufacturers of such devices.

Download it Common Specifications Annex XVI

Full-text of Common Specifications  here