When does stand-alone software qualify as a medical device in the European Union? The CJEU decision in SNITEM and what it implies for the next generation of medical devices

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When does stand-alone software qualify as a medical device in the European Union? The CJEU decision in SNITEM and what it implies for the next generation of medical devices . / Minssen, Timo; Mimler, Marc; Mak, Vivian .

In: Medical Law Review, Vol. 28, No. 3, 01.07.2020, p. 1-10.

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Minssen, T, Mimler, M & Mak, V 2020, 'When does stand-alone software qualify as a medical device in the European Union? The CJEU decision in SNITEM and what it implies for the next generation of medical devices ', Medical Law Review, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwaa012

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Minssen, T., Mimler, M., & Mak, V. (2020). When does stand-alone software qualify as a medical device in the European Union? The CJEU decision in SNITEM and what it implies for the next generation of medical devices . Medical Law Review, 28(3), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwaa012

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Minssen T, Mimler M, Mak V. When does stand-alone software qualify as a medical device in the European Union? The CJEU decision in SNITEM and what it implies for the next generation of medical devices . Medical Law Review. 2020 Jul 1;28(3):1-10. https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwaa012

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Minssen, Timo ; Mimler, Marc ; Mak, Vivian . / When does stand-alone software qualify as a medical device in the European Union? The CJEU decision in SNITEM and what it implies for the next generation of medical devices . In: Medical Law Review. 2020 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 1-10.

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