The European Commission issued its Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/757 of 11 May 2022 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1182 as regards harmonised standards for quality management systems, sterilisation and application of risk management to medical devices.

According to the Medical Device Regulation, devices that are in conformity with the relevant harmonised standards, or the relevant parts of those standards, the references of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, are to be presumed to be in conformity with the requirements of that Regulation covered by those standards or parts thereof.

The Commission made a request to the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (Cenelec) for the revision of existing harmonised standards on medical devices in order to take into account the latest technical and scientific progress and to adapt them to the requirements of Regulation.

The Implementing Decision is available here.