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Connecting the Dots

'Connecting the Dots' season 2 wins two awards!

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European Union

MedTech Europe Manifesto for 2024 – 2029 | Empowering Patients, Inspiring Innovation

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MedTech ON AIR

Latest episode of MedTech ON AIR. The future of the Regulatory System: are we ready? with Petra Zoellner

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The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI)

Health Innovators, are you ready? Innovative Health Initiative launches Calls for Proposals #6 and #7  

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Market Data

Check out the Facts & Figures 2023 report!

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MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice

R&I

Interested in finding out how your medical technology company can participate in the Innovative Health Initiative (IHI)?

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R&I

Start-ups & Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) can now apply as Partners in Research

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News Connecting the dots

Another win for Connecting the Dots

Posted on 11.06.2024

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Resource library Cancer

Turning the tide on cancer patient outcomes and improving healthcare systems

Medical technologies have the potential to transform the battle against cancer and implement Europe´s Beating Cancer Plan. We do not have to wait. Solutions are already available to prevent, detect, treat and manage patients as well as support crucial healthcare system changes. The MedTech Europe Cancer Sector Group’s vision encompasses the widespread integration of medical technologies into EU health systems, aimed at significantly reducing the burden of Cancer. By swiftly identifying patients and providing precise diagnoses, utilising state-of-the-art treatment technologies to minimise side effects and enhance survivorship prospects, the aim is to enhance patient safety throughout the entire care cycle. This approach not only reduces unnecessary complications and streamlines diagnostic and disease management workflows but also harnesses digital technologies for more effective patient monitoring, identification, diagnosis, and management. The group’s endeavour to alleviate strain on both patients and healthcare professionals by enhancing efficiencies and reducing complications, and by doing so, also contribute to building more sustainable healthcare systems. We aim to collaborate with stakeholders and policymakers to make this vision a reality.

Posted on 23.05.2024

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The power of hearing

When Katie Grant started having hearing difficulties in her early 50s, she was in denial. She reluctantly got hearing aids and was amazed at the transformation that followed. T

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Building resilient healthcare systems in Europe

MedTech Europe Manifesto: The EU has a key role in preparing for future challenges, from AMR and climate to global trade distortions and supply chain disruption

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About us

MedTech Europe is the European trade association representing the medical technology industries, from diagnosis to cure.

We represent Diagnostics and Medical Devices manufacturers operating in Europe. There are more than 500,000 products, services and solutions currently made available by the medical technology industry. These range from bandages, blood tests and hearing aids to cancer screening tests, pacemakers and glucose monitors.

Our sector employs more than 730,000 people. There are more than 32,000 medical technology companies in Europe, of which 95% are SMEs.

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What we work on

Interactions with the Medical Community

Interactions with the Medical Community

The medical technology industry is expected to act in a responsible manner. MedTech Europe and its members are committed to a high level of ethical business practices and have put in place strict guidelines to advise medical technology manufacturers on how to collaborate ethically with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), Healthcare Organisations (HCOs) and Patient Organisations (POs).

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Medical Technology Regulations

Medical Technology Regulations

Medical technologies are tightly regulated in the European Union. Before a medical technology can be legally placed on the EU market, a manufacturer must comply with the requirements of all applicable EU legislation and affix a CE mark to their device.

New EU Regulations governing medical devices (MD) and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) were published in May 2017. MedTech Europe is working with our members and the authorities to support companies in complying with the new legislation by the end of the transition periods – 2021 for MDs and 2022 for IVDs.

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Access to Medical Technology

Access to Medical Technology

Medical technologies have the potential to save and improve the quality of life, to inform people on the state of their health and to guide healthcare delivery.

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COVID-19 Information Hub

COVID-19 Information Hub

As the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to impact the health of people and the economy of countries around the world, the medical technology industry is working to support all ongoing efforts against this pandemic.

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Privacy, Liability and Collective Redress

Privacy, Liability and Collective Redress

MedTech Europe engages with members and EU stakeholders on key topics such as privacy, liability and collective redress. The reason for this engagement stems from the fact that medical technology companies doing business in Europe are subject to a host of legislation they comply with.

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Environmental and Social Sustainability

Environmental and Social Sustainability

In addition to the medical technology sector’s core goal of saving lives and improving health, environmental and social considerations are an integral part of our industry’s operations. We acknowledge that preserving a healthy environment and building socially responsible value chains are essential in keeping human beings in good health. Our industry needs to be at the forefront of addressing challenges related to sustainable healthcare.

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Market Data

Market Data

Taking decisions based on individual knowledge and market understanding has proven to be insufficient in the digital era. Successful medical technology companies have leveraged the power of technology and big data to take rigorous decisions based on empirical data. Staying up to date with the latest trends, requires a trusted data provider and market intelligence service.

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Digital Health

Digital Health

Medical technologies generate information and data that are critical for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and management of health and lifestyle. This data can be stored and accessed on electronic health records and personal devices, shared among patients and healthcare professionals, aggregated and processed with advanced data analytics.

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International

International

MedTech Europe engages with global agencies, decision-makers and stakeholders on key international issues facing medical technology companies.

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Innovative Health Initiative (IHI)

Innovative Health Initiative (IHI)

The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) is a public-private partnership between the European Union and the European life science industries, under the EU R&I funding programme Horizon Europe.

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Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation

Research & Innovation (R&I) is the lifeblood of Europe’s medical technology sector. Industry investment in R&I delivers life-enhancing devices, diagnostics, and digital solutions. The European Union’s support for R&I offers valuable opportunities for academia and industry to generate new knowledge and use it to tackle the biggest challenges facing our societies. The quest for tomorrow’s healthcare innovations demands new, broad partnerships. R&I is most impactful when it is based on collaboration. MedTech Europe is committed to working with others in the public and private sectors to find solutions to our challenges.

Research and Innovation

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Vision loss can have a profound impact on those affected, resulting in lost independence and significantly limiting daily activities. Ageing increases the risk of eye diseases that can lead to visual impairment. The medical technology industry develops products that reduce the burden of eye disease on individuals, families and the wider economy. These innovations add enormous value to European society.

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Homecare & Community Care

Homecare & Community Care

The medical technology sector develops products, services and solutions aimed at delivering care in the community setting and in people's homes. These technologies are convenient for patients, improve their quality of life and can save lives, while being an efficient use of healthcare resources.

Homecare and community care

Orthopaedic

Orthopaedic

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of the human body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes bones; joints; ligaments; tendons; muscles; and nerves; and allows you to move, work, and stay active.

The medical technology industry develops products that reduce the burden of musculoskeletal diseases on individuals, families, and the wider economy. These innovations improve quality of life and add enormous value to the European society.

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Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure, atrial fibrillation-related stroke, heart valve disease or coronary heart disease, can impact people of all ages and remain the leading cause of death in the European Union.

The medical technology industry provides high-quality solutions to safeguard and promote cardiovascular health and reduce the burden of cardiovascular diseases on individuals, families, and the wider society.

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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIS)

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIS)

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) are among the biggest global public health challenges of our time. These infections cause significant morbidity and mortality, put pressure on health systems, and incur rising direct and indirect costs.
Medical technologies can help to address these problems by preventing, detecting, monitoring and managing infections and resistance.

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Cancer

Cancer

Medical technologies play an essential role throughout the whole cancer continuum: they help prevent and detect cancer at early stages, treat patients and prevent treatment complications, as well as improve the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors.

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes is a silent pandemic. There are 60 million people across Europe living with the condition—equivalent to the population of Italy – and the numbers are rising each year. If current trends continue, diabetes will soon be the number one health threat in Europe.

The MedTech Europe Diabetes Group aims to reverse this trend by taking meaningful collective action on prevention, diagnosis and treatment for the millions of people living with diabetes, so that they can get back to leading full and fear-free lives.

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Symbols for compliance with the MDR

Symbols for compliance with the MDR

The Medical Devices Regulation 2017/745/EU (MDR) has new requirements for label of medical devices.

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New IVD symbols for compliance with the IVDR

New IVD symbols for compliance with the IVDR

On 26 May 2022, IVD devices transitioned to the new IVD Regulation EU 2017/746. This regulation requires devices intended for self-testing, devices intended for near-patient testing and certain rapid tests (not for self-testing and not for near patient testing) to state these facts on their labels.

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Symbols for compliance with the IVDR

Symbols for compliance with the IVDR

The In vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation has new requirements for the label of devices. These requirements are substantially different from those of the Medical Devices Regulation.

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