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Outlook for 2021 – and happy new year!

Something new for the end of the year: a new year’s vlog with my rough 2021 outlook. This outlook is far from complete and not comprehensive at all, and it leaves out many other important things. Make sure to stay informed (or as Kant the philosopher said: dare to be wise)! If you like this […]


Impossible and Incredible And Yet Really Happened

What can we learn from the Impossible vs. Incredible case in the Netherlands? At the end May this year, the Court of The Hague rendered a remarkable judgment: at the request of Impossible Foods, Nestlé was banned from launching its INCREDIBLE BURGER in the EU. How is this possible? Impossible Foods is not even on […]

Towards 100 % recyclable or re-usable plastic food packaging in 10 years

What would food be without packaging? And what does packaging mostly consist of? Of course: plastic! To date, only few other materials have proved as reliable for food packaging as plastic. At the same time, we know that plastic has many disadvantages for the environment. Read this blogpost to be informed on the most important […]


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Finally remote initial audits, or not (yet)?

When the Commission recently published the Notice on the application of Sections 2.3 and 3.3 of Annex IX to Regulation (EU) 2017/745 and Regulation (EU) 2017/746 with regard to notified bodies’ audits performed…
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Outlook for 2021 – and happy new year!

Something new for the end of the year: a new year’s vlog with my rough 2021 outlook. This outlook is far from complete and not comprehensive at all, and it leaves out…
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Outlook for 2021 – and happy new year!

Something new for the end of the year: a new year’s vlog with my rough 2021 outlook. This outlook is far from complete and not comprehensive at all, and it leaves out many other important things. Make sure to stay informed (or as Kant the philosopher said: dare to be wise)! If you like this […]

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The Brexit ‘deal’ – what’s (not) in it for the medical devices industry?

Spoiler: at the moment basically nothing except more paperwork and trade barriers. It’s still a hard Brexit with a little sugar on top, essentially. Or, if you are a more glass half…
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The Brexit ‘deal’ – what’s (not) in it for the medical devices industry?

Spoiler: at the moment basically nothing except more paperwork and trade barriers. It’s still a hard Brexit with a little sugar on top, essentially. Or, if you are a more glass half full kind of person: at least not all the way back to WTO rules but a just one step above that. After a […]

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The EU Court’s Schrems II judgement – urgent revisiting of international personal data transfer mechanisms required

Wasn’t the MDR about More Data Required, and the same for the IVDR? Aren’t more and more devices running software that processes patient and user data? Isn’t the medical devices industry a…
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The EU Court’s Schrems II judgement – urgent revisiting of international personal data transfer mechanisms required

Wasn’t the MDR about More Data Required, and the same for the IVDR? Aren’t more and more devices running software that processes patient and user data? Isn’t the medical devices industry a very international business? Indeed – so the ability for companies working with the MDR and IVDR to transfer personal data internationally for all […]

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Impossible and Incredible And Yet Really Happened

What can we learn from the Impossible vs. Incredible case in the Netherlands? At the end May this year, the Court of The Hague rendered a remarkable judgment: at the request of Impossible Foods, Nestlé was banned from launching its INCREDIBLE BURGER in the EU. How is this possible? Impossible Foods is not even on […]

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Standardisation request for MDR and IVDR refused; now what?

A new blog post, a new step in the soap that is the non-transitional period of the MDR and the IVDR. I have jokingly paraphrased the absurdist painter Magritte by saying “céci…
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