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MedTech Week

The MedTech Week Magazine 2019 is out!

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One year to go MDR
Regulations

Less than one year to go before the new Medical Device Regulation comes into effect. Will the new system be ready on time?

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MedTech Europe’s Facts and Figures 2019 – now available!

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Press release AMR & HAIS

Open letter to the Members of the European Parliament on the importance to sustain EU progress in fighting against antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Brussels, 12 September 2019 - MedTech Europe has joined 16 organisations active in human and animal health in sending an open letter to Members of the European Parliament urging them to bring antimicrobial (...)

Posted on 12.09.2019

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Resource library Digital Health

MedTech Europe’s call to action for an interoperable data ecosystem for digital health

This paper reflects the medical technology (“medtech”) industry’s view on one of the most persistent barriers to the deployment of digital health technologies services: their lack of (...)

Posted on 10.07.2019

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1st European Value-Based Procurement Conference

Thursday 12th December 2019

A new paradigm in health care. Organised by the Value-Based Procurement Community of Practice, with the clear ambition to discuss and partner for patient-centric, quality and sustainable health care by (...)

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‘Back on my feet ‘

Anneliese Kopp was always determined to live a full life. Just a few weeks short of her 85th birthday, after 40 years living in Hersel, Germany, she makes it clear that she is a woman of few regrets.

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Treating heart valve diseases needs collaboration

I see innovation as key to patient outcomes and quality of life and I believe that it comes from that all-important collaboration between industry and physicians.

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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 650,000 people. There are more than 26,000 medical technology companies in Europe, of which 95% are SMEs.

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What we work on

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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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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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 – 2020 for MDs and 2022 for IVDs.

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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.

Homecare and community care

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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Ophtalmology

Ophtalmology

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

The MedTech industry develops products that reduce the burden of cardiovascular conditions on individuals, families and the wider economy. These innovations save lives and add enormous 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.
Below you will find our vision, views and resources.

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