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Information on CE-IVD Regulation

As of May 26th, 2022, the CE-IVD Regulation 2017/746 (IVDR) becomes effective and replaces the previous CE-IVD Directive 98/79/EG (IVDD).

Amongst others, the following BRAND products are currently registered and marked under the IVDD as IVD products.


• Piston-stroke pipettes (Transferpette®)

• Pipette tips / filter tips


The new IVDR substantiates under which conditions lab products are allowed or required to carry a CE-IVD marking. Several laboratory industry associations such as Spectaris (Germany), GAMBICA (UK), LABMAS (Spain), FHI (Netherlands) and Laborama (Belgium) recommend in a memorandum that the lab products mentioned above should be classified as general labware and must not carry a CE-IVD marking.


Consequently, as of May 2022, BRAND will no longer offer IVD marked piston-stroke pipettes under the Transferpette® brand and pipette tips / filter tips.


BRAND Transferpette® piston-stroke pipettes and pipette tips / filter tips are classified as Products for general laboratory in the future and thus can be sold and used without CE-IVD marking in EU and EFTA countries for general lab applications including IVD applications. Technically, they are identical to the products manufactured previously under CE-IVD Directive 98/79/EG (IVDD) with CE-IVD marking. The premium quality remains unchanged.


The change applies to the following products:

• Transferpette® S

• Transferpette® electronic

• Pipette tips

• Filter tips

Matthias Stein

Marketing Director

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