What is a medical device?

Medical device’ means any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, implant, reagent, material or other article intended by the manufacturer to be used, alone or in combination, for human beings for one or more of the following specific medical purposes: diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, prediction, prognosis, treatment or alleviation of disease, or compensation for, an injury or disability,  investigation, replacement or modification of the anatomy or of a physiological or pathological process or state, providing information by means of in vitro examination of specimens derived from the human body, including organ, blood and tissue donations, and which does not achieve its principal intended action by pharmacological, immunological or metabolic means, in or on the human body, but which may be assisted in its function by such means. The following products shall also be deemed to be medical devices like devices for the control or support of conception, products specifically intended for the cleaning, disinfection or sterilisation of devices.

All of them intended for use on humans and therefore their safety and performance are of vital importance.

Conformity assessments

To be put on the market and traded in EU, medical devices must comply with pertaining European legislations. Kiwa Medical can provide complete and reliable information on the appropriate medical devices certification process to undertake, and deliver qualified conformity assessment activities and related services.

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