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Re-manufacture of single use devices: comments on draft guidance

MHRA is seeking your views on draft guidance on the re-manufacture of single use devices.

A survey being completed

A number of manufacturers who have a CE mark for a re-manufactured single-use device (SUD) want to put them on the market in the UK.

These companies have been re-manufacturing SUDs for a number of years and such devices are widely used in some countries. Over the last 2 years, MHRA has carried out a detailed review of re-manufacturers, assessing their technical, regulatory and clinical processes.

Following the review, MHRA has developed a draft guidance document on re-manufacturing SUDs and expectations around their use for:

  • healthcare professionals
  • manufacturers
  • any provider of medical devices

The draft document is now available for review and MHRA would like your comments, which will be taken into account when finalising the guidance.

Single-use medical devices: UK guidance on re-manufacturing - draft (PDF, 148KB, 10 pages)

You can send your comments to Your views are extremely valuable to us. The closing dates for comments is 1 September 2015.

We anticipate that the final guidance will be produced by the end of 2015.

Published 20 July 2015