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NEW CEN AND CENELEC FOCUS GROUP

Organ On Chip

Organs-on-Chips are microengineered devices that contain living human tissues, which mimic key functions of real human organs in a laboratory setting. Organ-on-Chip devices are being applied as models in drug development, biomedical research, toxicology and risk assessment. The field is growing rapidly, leading to groundbreaking technological innovation, commercial activity and discussions about regulatory needs.

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NEW TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE EU CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Chemical - Fertilizing Products

The new Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR) (Regulation (EU) 2019/1009) will enter into force in July 2022, repealing Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003. The new Regulation introduces new requirements related to quality, safety, and labelling of fertilizing products and extends the scope to organic fertilizers, organo-mineral fertilizers, growing media, biostimulants, and other products.The Regulation also harmonises EU rules for products derived from waste organic materials and by-products and provides rules to recover nutrients into secondary raw materials.

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NEW EN 17529 ON DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY BY DESIGN AND BY DEFAULT

Cybersecurity and Data Protection

Privacy and personal data protection are essential in our current society as our offline and digital experiences are increasingly entwined. To ensure that these essential values are taken into account early on in the development of products and services, newly developed EN 17529 ‘Data protection and privacy by design and by default’ provides manufacturers and service providers with requirements before, or independently of, any specific application integration.

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