NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Two new sets of rules governing in vitro diagnostics and medical devices in Europe have passed, five years after they were first proposed.

The European Commission announced the passage of the rules today saying they will "establish a modernized and more robust [European Union] framework to ensure better protection of public health and patient safety."

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