The EU has announced new regulations for medical devices to ensure safety and quality in European devices. The new rules will introduce an EU database listing all European devices and their progress in lifecycle development, device cards for patients to easily receive information regarding devices, and financial mechanisms which ensure that patients are fairly reimbursed in the event of defective products. Officials claim that the new rules are based off regulations introduced in 2012, and will focus on increasing patient safety and treatment quality. Read the full press release here.