What are devices without an intended medical purpose?

Product groups without an intended medical purpose in accordance with Annex 1 MedDO



Contact lenses or other items intended to be introduced into or onto the eye.

Products intended to be totally or partially introduced into the human body through surgically invasive means for the purpose of modifying the anatomy or fixation of body parts with the exception of tattooing products and piercings.

Substances, combinations of substances, or items intended to be used for facial or other dermal or mucous membrane filling by subcutaneous, sub-mucous or intradermal injection or other introduction, excluding those for tattooing.

Equipment intended to be used to reduce, remove or destroy adipose tissue, such as equipment for liposuction, lipolysis or lipoplasty.

High intensity electromagnetic radiation (e.g. infra-red, visible light and ultra-violet) emitting equipment intended for use on the human body, including coherent and non-coherent sources, monochromatic and broad spectrum, such as lasers and intense pulsed light equipment, for skin resurfacing, tattoo* or hair removal or other skin treatment.

Equipment intended for brain stimulation that apply electrical currents or magnetic or electromagnetic fields that penetrate the cranium to modify neuronal activity in the brain.

*including “permanent make-up”

Last modification 27.10.2023

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