<P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>On September 26<SUP>th</SUP>, <STRONG>the <A title="" href="http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm" target=_blank>European Commission </A>published two proposals for regulations on medical devices</STRONG>. These two projects were submitted to the <A title="" href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/" target=_blank>European Parliament</A> and the <A title="" href="http://www.consilium.europa.eu/" target=_blank>Council of the European Union</A>. <STRONG>The first proposal for a regulation concerns medical devices and active implantable medical devices, while the second considers in vitro diagnostic medical devices</STRONG>. According to the European Commission, the first proposal could be adopted in 2014 and implemented between 2015 and 2019.</P> <P align=justify><BR>Once adopted, <STRONG>this regulation would have a significant impact on the actors that operate in the field of <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/technologies_medicales/index,p,220,EN.jsp" target=_blank>medical devices </A>within the European Economic Area (EEA)</STRONG>: manufacturers, agents, importers or distributors. Also, the proposal for a regulation aims to significantly redefine roles and responsibilities of public and private organizations involved in the field of medical devices.<BR></P>