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COVID19

MedTech Europe statement on the supply conditions of Protective Medical Equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on 04.05.2020

The objective of this statement is to raise awareness about the current situation impacting the supply chain conditions for protective medical equipment and its implications.

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COVID19

MedTech Europe welcomes the amendment of the Medical Devices Regulation and urges similar action for the IVD Regulation

Posted on 22.04.2020

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COVID19

MedTech Europe Statement on EU Commission intention to postpone MDR deadline

Posted on 25.03.2020

We welcome the announced intention of the European Commission to propose the postponement of the date of application for the Medical Devices Regulation by 12 months, and we also welcome the support that the European Parliament has expressed for this.

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COVID19

MedTech Europe calls for a pause on IVDR and MDR implementation to facilitate the fight against COVID-19 and to safeguard Healthcare Systems

Posted on 23.03.2020

The medical technology industry is fully engaged with all other healthcare stakeholders in the fight against COVID-19 outbreak, one of the worst pandemics in the past 100 years. The industry is working relentlessly to provide personal protective equipment (PPEs), diagnostics, respiratory devices and other critical medical equipment to patients, healthcare workers, and hospitals on the COVID19 frontline.

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COVID19

The medical technology industry supports the fight against COVID-19

Posted on 11.03.2020

MedTech Europe, the European trade association for the medical technology industry, calls on the European Commission and EU Member States to remove any barrier undermining the industry’s capacity to help manage the current unprecedented public health emergency.

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COVID19

MedTech Europe Statement on the role of the industry in the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID 19) Outbreak

Posted on 28.02.2020

The medical technology industry is fully committed to responding to the needs of citizens across the world, in particular those of healthcare workers and governments, in tackling the ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID 19.

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Digital Health

MedTech Europe welcomes the European Commission’s White paper on Artificial Intelligence and the EU Data strategy

Posted on 21.02.2020

Brussels, 21 February 2020 - The medical technology (medtech) industry welcomes the “European Strategy for Data” and the “White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – a European Approach” that were published by the European Commission (EC). The two documents will be tools to unleash the potential of data and artificial intelligence in the health care sector, increasing outcomes for patients with respect for Europe’s values and principles.

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Brexit

MedTech Europe welcomes the ratification of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement by the United Kingdom and the European Union

Posted on 31.01.2020

Brussels 31 January 2020 - After almost two years of uncertainty, the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement was finally approved by the United Kingdom’s House of Commons and became law on 23 January 2020. Shortly after, on 29 January 2020, the European Parliament followed along and ratified the agreement.

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Access to Medical Technology

1st European Value-Based Procurement Conference – A new paradigm in health care

Posted on 12.12.2019

12 December 2019 – For the first time at European level, thought and practice leaders in the field of value-based procurement came together to discuss opportunities in this important emerging area of health care. More than 250 participants from leading organisations, representing a diverse ecosystem of healthcare actors, attended the 1st European Value-Based Procurement Conference in Brussels, Belgium.

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MedTech Europe

MedTech Europe elects a new Board of Directors

Posted on 06.12.2019

6 December 2019 - MedTech Europe, the European trade association representing the medical technology industry, elected its new Board of Directors at the association’s General Assembly this afternoon in Brussels, Belgium.

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New medtech regulations

Winding down to the EU IVD and Medical Devices Regulations Deadlines: The Finish Lines in Sight?

Posted on 26.11.2019

26 November 2019 – Today marks the half-way point of the EU IVD Regulation’s (IVDR) five-year transition period and the start of the final six months to the EU Medical Devices Regulation’s (MDR) date of application.

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European Union

Joint Statement for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme

Posted on 16.09.2019

We, the undersigned 93 European associations representing key European research & innovation stakeholders, hereby urge the EU Institutions to make research, development and innovation (RD&I) a priority within the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. We call on the Council of the EU to raise the budget allocated to the Horizon Europe programme to at least €120 billion (in 2018 prices), of which at least 60% should be dedicated to the “Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness” pillar.

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