Position Paper: Realising the potential of IVD and medical devices to prevent and control AMR

Position Paper

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious global threat that puts in jeopardy the eective prevention and treatment of an
ever increasing range of infections1. Eective AMR control can only take place through the use of diagnostics and other
prevention tools, which are today still not suiciently implemented in many European countries.
It is important to acknowledge the relation between Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) and the development of resistance. HAIs are oen caused by resistant bacteria2. Preventing and detecting these infections early is essential to reduce antibiotic use in healthcare settings and therefore decreasing the risk of developing resistance.
MedTech Europe encourages policy makers to act together and consider the medical technology industry as a solution-provider and a partner.