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Shining a Light on Medical Technologies

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Connecting the Dots

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Facts & Figures

The European Medical Technology Data Hub - Check the latest industry data

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COVID-19

COVID-19 MedTech Europe Information Hub

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Introducing the Innovative Health Initiative: Europe’s new partnership for health

Wednesday 26th January 2022

What is the Innovative Health Initiative? Who are the partners? And how can I get involved? All your questions will be answered in the online IHI launch event.

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European IVD Market Statistics Report 2021

MedTech Europe publishes every year the market estimates of the In Vitro Diagnostic industry in Europe. The 2021 edition is based on market size figures of 2020 and also includes macroeconomic and healthcare expenditure data for the EU 27 Member States, UK, as well as for the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) members and Turkey.

Posted on 14.01.2022

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MedTech Europe information leaflet on UDI and implant card availability

The aim of this information leaflet is to explain the transition timeline for when the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) information and the implant cards can be expected to be supplied with medical devices under the Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/745 (MDR), to help health institutions navigate in the new legislative environment and comply with any arising legal requirements. The MDR has applied since the 26 May 2021. To avoid market disruption and to allow a smooth transition from the Medical Device Directives (AIMDD – 90/385/EEC and MDD – 93/42/EEC) to the MDR, several transitional provisions are in place, including allowing devices CE marked under the Medical Device Directives to continue to be received by the health institutions until 26 May 2025 and used beyond that time. Devices certified under the AIMDD/MDD and under the MDR may coexist on the market. Therefore both, AIMDD/MDD (without UDI or an implant card) and MDR (with UDI and an implant card) certified devices can continue to be received by health institutions until 26 May 2025.

Posted on 01.12.2021

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A life of adventure after stroke

When Paul McLean suffered a severe stroke at the age of 40 his chances didn’t look good. Thanks to an innovative procedure enabled by medical technology, Paul is now embracing a life filled with adventure and is enjoying watching his young son grow up.

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Testing Times: we have the tools to meet next healthcare challenges

As Europe enters the fourth wave of COVID-19 and countries start to impose lockdown restrictions, we must not forget that we have the tools to tackle this.

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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 find new ways to keep us healthy, and to do so 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).

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Brexit

Brexit

Brexit is a critical topic for the medical technology industry which has developed highly complex ties between the United Kingdom (UK) and the rest of the EU. Medical technologies are often moved between different EU countries during their production lifecycle and their clinical use. Crucially, up to 30% of our industry’s products have been authorised via UK Notified Bodies (CE marking) and could lose such authorisation overnight in the case of a “cliff edge” Brexit. MedTech Europe is tracking developments closely and has produced a position paper and other relevant documents to help medtech companies to navigate Brexit.

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Access to Medical Technology

Access to Medical Technology

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

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New Medical Technology Regulations

New 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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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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Homecare & Community Care

Homecare & Community Care

The MedTech industry develops products that facilitate the delivery of health services in the community care setting and in people's homes. These technologies save lives, are convenient for patients and make efficient use of healthcare resources.

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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

Information is power. Medical technology companies need to stay on top of the latest trends impacting their business. Informed decisions require up-to-date market intelligence from a trusted 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. More and more of this data is now digitised; it can be stored and accessed on electronic health records and personal devices, shared among patients and healthcare professionals, and aggregated and processed with data advanced analytics
MedTech Europe works with policymakers and relevant stakeholders to realise the potential of data-driven healthcare. Together we focus on legal and regulatory issues (privacy, safety), technology (cybersecurity, interoperability), the business case (incentives, reimbursement), and emerging technologies (precision medicine, artificial intelligence).

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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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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. EU 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 shared solutions to our common 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 MedTech 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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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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Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular diseases can impact millions of people of all ages. Diseases of the heart and circulatory system are the leading cause of death in Europe and a major cause of disability.

The medical technology industry provides high-quality solutions to the burden of cardiovascular diseases on individuals, families and the wider society. These innovations, which span the full spectrum of patient care from diagnosis to cure, save lives and add tremendous value to European society.

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Orthopaedic

Orthopaedic

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

The MedTech 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 European society.

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Diabetes

Diabetes

1 in 11 adults around the world have diabetes. That’s about 60 million people across Europe, equivalent to the total Italian population. This number increases significantly every year. If current trends continue, diabetes will be the number one health threat in the coming years.

The European Diabetes Sector Group aims to reverse this trend by taking meaningful collective action to help avoid the diabetes pandemic where possible, and when diagnosis occurs to put people at the centre of care and give them back a full and fear-free life.

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