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Reference EN 45502-1:1997
Title Active implantable medical devices - Part 1: General requirements for safety, marking and information to be provided by the manufacturer
Project Number 4943
Abstract/Scope This part 1 of EN 45502 specifies requirements that are generally applicable to active implantable medical devices. For particular types of active implantable medical devices, these essential requirements are supplemented or modified by the requirements of particular standards which form additional parts of this European Standard. The tests that are specified in EN 45502 are type tests and are to be carried out on samples of a device to show compliance. This part of EN 45502 is applicable not only to active implantable medical devices that are electrically powered but also to those powered by other energy sources (for example by gas pressure or by springs). This part of EN 45502 is also applicable to some non-implantable parts and accessories of the devices. The device that is commonly referred to as an active implantable medical device may in fact be a single device, a combination of devices, or a combination of a device or devices and one or more accessories. Not all of these parts are required to be either partially or totally implantable, but there is a need to specify some requirements of non-implantable parts and accessories if they could affect the safety or performance of the implantable device. The terminology used in this European Standard is intended to be consistent with the terminology of Directive 90/385/EEC.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1997-08-27
Current Stage code deadline 1998-03-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) AIMD (90/385/EEC)
Mandate(s) M/432
Order Voucher BC/CLC/02-89


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 62D
Reference Document  
ICS 11.040.40 - Implants for surgery, prosthetics and orthotics
Keywords Medical device; Active medical device; Implantable; Safety; Marking
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1997-08-27 1998-03-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1997-04-11 1997-07-11  
5099 1997-03-11 1997-04-11  
5062 1997-01-14 1997-03-11  
5020 1996-09-11 1996-11-30  
4099 1994-10-14 1995-01-14  
4020 1993-06-25 1993-12-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1997-03-11
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1997-08-27
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1997-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1998-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1998-03-01


Superseded by prEN 45502-1:2013
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.