Mario Klessascheck

Berater für EMV und elektr. Sicherheit

Harmonized standards: Evidence for medical device manufacturers

Most manufacturers use harmonized standards to demonstrate the conformity of their devices with the general safety and performance requirements. This also applies to medical device manufacturers, for example. 1. Standards and harmonized standards a) Definitions and more EU Regulation 1025/2012 defines the term harmonized standard. Standards are documents written by national or international standardization commissions…


EU Battery Regulation: What medical device manufacturers need to know

The EU plans to replace the existing Directive 2006/66/EC with the new EU Regulation on batteries and waste batteries (“Battery Regulation”). This article clarifies, 1. Background a) Objective With the Battery Regulation, the EU aims to modernize the legal framework for batteries. The regulation is a response to calls for a comprehensive revision and expansion…


IEC 60601-1-2: New edition on electromagnetic compatibility of medical devices

In May 2016, the German version of IEC 60601-1-2:2014 (Edition 4) was published as DIN EN 60601-1-2:2016 with the title “Electromagnetic disturbances – Requirements and tests.” At the end of 2020, a new version of this “EMC standard” – modified by Amendment 1 and called Edition 4.1 – was published. 1. What is electromagnetic compatibility? a) Electromagnetic immunity Medical…