Position paper

Towards a regulation that guarantees patient safety, ensures patient access and keeps innovation in Europe

The European medical device industry is a critical provider of innovative, effective and safe healthcare solutions for an increasing number of patients in Europe. Through its healthcare innovations, the industry contributes to ensuring sustainable and accessible healthcare systems throughout Europe.

The European Medical Device industry recognizes that the system needs an overhaul due to increased expectations and technological advances, and acknowledges that change is necessary to improve Europe’s Medical Device regulatory framework. In particular, the European Medical Device industry unanimously agrees that incidents like the fraudulent PIP breast implant case should never happen again.