Did you know what is biotechnology?

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Did you know WHAT IS

Biotechnology

Did you know…

Biotechnology and Life Sciences are contributing to the modernisation of European industry. They are used in a variety of industrial sectors such as healthcare and pharmaceuticals, animal health, textiles, chemicals, plastic, paper, fuel, food, and food processing.

Taking advantage of biotechnology helps the EU economy grow and provides new jobs, while also supporting sustainable development, public health, and environmental protection.

Biotechnology’s contribution to the EU economy

The main applications of biotechnology in the EU economy can be classified into three broad groups:

In healthcare and pharmaceutical applications, biotechnology has led to the discovery and development of advanced medicines, therapies, diagnostics, and vaccines. For example, biotechnological breakthroughs have created new medicines for patients suffering from growth diseases, metabolic diseases, multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

In agriculture, livestock, veterinary products, and aquaculture, biotechnology has improved animal feed, produced vaccines for livestock, and improved diagnostics for detecting diseases such as BSE, foot and mouth disease, and salmonella. It has also enabled the use of enzymes for more efficient food processing and improved the breeding of plants to obtain desired characteristics.

In industrial processes and manufacturing, biotechnology has led to the use of enzymes in the production of detergents, pulp and paper, textiles, and biomass. By using fermentation and enzyme biocatalysis instead of traditional chemical synthesis, higher process efficiency can be obtained, decreasing energy and water consumption. This leads to a reduction in toxic waste.

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Single identification of the product: What will be possible with the new UDI system for Medical Devices?

In April 2013, the European Commission issued a recommendation concerning a common framework for a single identification system for medical devices in the EU. This was intended to lay the foundations for the EU's future identification and traceability infrastructure, in line with the latest developments worldwide.

Since then, the European Commission has promoted, through the publication of Article 26 of Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on Medical Devices, and Article 23 of Regulation (EU) 2017/746 on Medical Devices for In-Vitro Diagnostics, two essential initiatives aimed at providing coverage to the UDI system:

  1. The creation of the Medical Devices database Eudamed (whose name is an acronym for European Database on Medical Devices).
  2. The creation of the European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN) body, which provides support and facilitates the creation of the Eudamed database.

UDI: Identification that is primarily aimed at the safety of EU consumers

In short, the new Unique Device Identifier system – UDI will facilitate the traceability of medical devices.  In parallel, post-market activities relating to product safety will also be stronger and will allow better monitoring by the competent authorities.

In addition, the European Commission, using EMDN, has created a FAQ document relating to the Unique Device Identifier – UDI. Read her now!

Unique Device Identifier (UDI) in Medical Devices

Click at the link to visit the European Commission’s Unique Device Identifier – UDI website, where you will find all the information about the European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN) initiative and Eudamed, the new European Medical Device'sDatabase.

This web portal, created by the European Commission, is a space that will allow you to know, at first hand, all the official information from the health authorities in the euro area and all the new developments in relation to the new Unique Device Identifier - UDI and its implementation process.