On 27 November 2008, the following three Commission communications about standards in the medical devices area were published in the Official Journal of the European Union:  

  • Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Council Directive 90/385/EEC on the approximation of the laws of Member States relating to active implantable medical devices (2008/ C 204/04) whereby the titles and references of harmonised standards under the directive concerning essential requirements about the rules governing active implantable medical devices for all the Member States were published.  
  • Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Directive 98/79/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (2008/C 304/05) whereby the titles and references of harmonised standards under the directive concerning essential requirements about the rules governing in vitro diagnostic medical devices for all the Member States were published.  
  • Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Council Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices (2008/C 304/06) whereby the titles and references of harmonised standards under the directive concerning essential requirements about the rules governing medical devices for all the Member States were published.  

In these communications, the references and titles of the standards (and reference documents), the references of the superseded standards and the dates of cessation of presumption of conformity of the superseded standard appear.