1990s – implementation of the Directive 93/42/EEC

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The Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC (MDD) has been published by the Council on 14 June 1993 and is intended to harmonise the laws relating to medical devices within the European Union. The Medical Devices Directive is implemented into national law in Germany and Austria by the Act on Medical Devices. In other European Countries the requirements of the Directive 93/42/EEC are also transferred into national law.

Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC

The Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC is one of a total three European Medical Devices Directives and the most important regulatory instrument for the safety and technical performance of medical devices in the European Economic Area.


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