Medical Device Registration and Approval in Greece
General country-specific regulatory information is provided on this page for medical device registration and approval in Greece.
Last updated on November 29th, 2021.
Medical Device Regulations and Classification in Greece
REGULATORY AUTHORITY: Devices are regulated by the EU list of Competent Authorities. In Greece, devices are regulated by the Greek National Organization for Medicines (EOF).
CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM: Medical devices are classified according to risk into Classes I, IIa, IIb and III.
TIMEFRAME: The registration process takes about 4-6 weeks after submission for Class I devices. For the other classes, it depends on the contract with the notified body and the type of device.
LICENSE VALIDITY: Licenses issued in the EU are valid for five years.
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE: An authorized representative anywhere in the European Union is required.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: On April 5, 2017, two new Regulations on medical devices were adopted, these entered into force on May 25, 2017 and replaced the existing Directives. The new rules will only apply after a transitional period, namely, 3 years after entry into force for the Regulation on medical devices (spring 2020) and 5 years after entry into force (spring 2022) for the Regulation on in vitro diagnostic medical devices.
In accordance with Greek regulations, all medical devices and IVD devices must be registered with the Greek Ministry of health (EOF) before being placed on the market in Greece
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