The UK Noti­fied Body Lloyds Reg­is­ter (LRQA) announced that it will not apply for des­ig­na­tion under the med­ical devices and IVD reg­u­la­tions (MDR and IVDR). 

The announce­ment comes at a time when the avail­abil­i­ty of Noti­fied Body ser­vices under the new reg­u­la­tions seems to be one of the major hur­dles on the way to a smooth tran­si­tion process.

LRQA fur­ther­more stat­ed that it will with­draw its ser­vices under the med­ical devices and IVD direc­tives (MDD and IVDD). 

Look­ing at these events, man­u­fac­tur­ers are strong­ly advised to seek con­tact with their cer­ti­fy­ing body and make sure that sup­port under the reg­u­la­tions are safeguarded.

If you are inter­est­ed in more infor­ma­tion on Noti­fied Bodies

You are wel­come to read our arti­cle “Noti­fied Body Selec­tion and Change”.