Your shopping cart


Total (VAT incl.)

VAT (21%)
You have not added any reports to the cart yet.
Request reports
If you prefer to place your order via e-mail
contact us at: digital@azierta.com

Events and news

Home > Blog > Medical Devices

Cranberry Products are not Medical Devices

The European Commission has finally adopted in August 2017 the DECISION (EU) 2017/1445 on the qualification of cranberry products. The Decision states that these group of products whose intended action is to prevent or treat cystitis, do not fall within the definition of medical devices set out in point (a) of Article 1(2) of Directive 93/42/EEC.

The Decision follows the EMA´s scientific opinion of 22 July 2016 which noted that the suggestion of the totality of data principal intended action of this group of products is most probably pharmacological and not a mechanical mode which would qualify them as medical devices.

What is next?

The decision on how the transitional periods would last and apply, is a matter that shall be developed at national level by each Member State and on a case-by-case basis.

It is expected a pragmatic approach considering there have not been safety issues related with these products.


Related posts

Monitoring and surveillance in the marketing of medical devices...

Monitoring and surveillance in the marketing of medical devices

Read more

New EU Medical Devices Regulation

Since 2012 the European Union (EU) has been working on the improvement and modernizing of the EU rules on medical devices...

Read more

Leading innovation in pharma & health

100 professionals

Over 100 professionals

500 clients

Over 2,000 clients

9 year experience

10 years of experience


Leading innovation

Client oriented

100% client oriented


We help you in everything you need. Contact us by filling out the form or book an appointment for a video call with one of our experts.

We use "cookies" to improve your experience on our site. Cookies enable us to tailor messages and display ads to your interests. They also help us understand how our site is being used. By continuing to use our site you consent to use our cookies.

We are at your complete disposal for any inquiry

Thank you for getting in touch! We will contact you as soon as possible to help you out
There has been an error while submitting your form, please try again, or call us at 912 77 10 76