Regulatory update on DEHP in medical devices

A lot of things are happening in the world of plasticisers and medical devices. In fact, it seems as if 2017 will be a decisive year for the use of DEHP in PVC-based medical devices. In an interview filmed at PVC 2017 in Brighton, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs/Advocacy at BASF Dr. Rainer Otter explains the regulatory landscape around DEHP and its alternatives. According to Dr. Otter the new European Pharmacopeia in combination with the recently adopted EU Medical Device Regulation and the REACH regulatory framework will push out DEHP from medical devices.

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