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Just Three UK Medical Device Notified Bodies Left As LRQA Pulls Out

Executive Summary

Medtech companies that have been loyal to LRQA could find themselves at a serious competitive disadvantage as the organization pulls out as a notified body for medical devices and IVDs, putting the whole medtech regulatory system under increased stress.

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