Undescribed image
F&F 2022

Facts & Figures 2022

Undescribed image
MDR

Making the EU Medical Devices Regulation more workable

Undescribed image
#DataForHealth

Harnessing the power of #DataForHealth

Undescribed image
VBP

Join our next #VBPConference

  • 01
  • 02
  • 03
  • 04

/ 04

Latest updates

Resource library DataForHealth Digital Health

Data Act position paper

In the context of the proposed Data Act, which aims at ensuring fairer value allocation from data and fostering increased access to and use of data, MedTech Europe would like to highlight the need to preserve incentives for industry to invest in methods of generating value through data, in a balanced and proportionate way. Connected medical technologies are widely used in healthcare and integrated across a variety of platforms to enable diagnosis, better clinical care practice and decision making. As such, medical technologies are impacted by the provisions of the Data Act as it will require them to make data generated by the use of a product or service easily, securely and directly accessible to the user, by default. MedTech Europe, however, wants to outline that the Data Act needs to be clearer, in terms of its scope and definitions, and clearly align with existing (and future) sectoral and horizontal legislation and protect trade secrets and other intellectual property rights. The following position paper outlines MedTech Europe’s position in detail and highlights the importance to consider sectoral peculiarities.

Posted on 08.11.2022

Read more More resources
Resource library AI Digital Health

Event report – AI in medical technologies: Improving healthcare systems and patient outcomes

On 10 October 2022, MedTech Europe organised the in person event “AI in medical technologies: Improving healthcare systems and patient outcomes” in Brussels. During the event, participants discussed the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) throughout the healthcare systems and presented an outlook on an AI regulatory system which works for patients and fosters health innovation. Speakers joined from the European institutions, the medical technology industry, patient and healthcare professional representatives, and healthcare insurance. For information, please contact Simone Mohrs, Manager Digital Health.

Posted on 02.11.2022

Read more More resources

'Fighting fit' thanks to medtech

Anita Tucker was 31 with a one-year-old baby when medical technology flagged that she needed a pacemaker. A few years later, med tech came to her aid again, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Undescribed image

Thinking of joining an EU project? Read our top tips

The new Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) has prompted companies in the medical technology industry to think about taking part in more EU projects.

Undescribed image

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.

Undescribed image

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).

Interactions with the Medical Community Picture

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.

Brexit Picture

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.

Access to medical technology picture

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.

The European Neighbourhood

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.

Undescribed image

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.

Environmental sustainability picture

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.

Business stats displayed as graph and chart on a futuristic interface - Business concept

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).

Digital Picture

International

International

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

International Picture

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.

concept vision testing. child girl with eyeglasses

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

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.

Pathogen growth on selective media.

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.

Cardiovascular Picture

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 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 the European society.

Image of concentrated disabled athlete woman

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.

Diabetes Picture