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MedTech Europe response to ICIJ investigation

As the medical device industry, we have a genuine responsibility to the patients we serve. Providing products that work and are safe is at the core of what we do. We continue to uphold our commitment in providing safe medical devices that help save and improve people’s lives.

Posted on 27.11.2018

Our industry is regulated, and we take our responsibility to comply with these regulations very seriously. We have always supported a regulation that better serves patients and provides a predictable, sustainable and appropriate regulatory environment. Medical devices undergo strict regulatory controls that give patients continued access while safeguarding high levels of safety.

We also work with healthcare professionals to develop solutions that advance the best possible patient care and address real medical needs. We work alongside them by supplying our expertise in developing devices and bringing their ideas to life. We also have the responsibility to train doctors in the medical devices we develop to ensure the best and safest use of these devices for the sake of patients.

MedTech Europe represents the medical devices industry in Brussels, and in this capacity, it is our responsibility to participate in discussions relevant to our industry. We provide input to policymakers to support their understanding of our industry, with the hope that this information will help them to shape a sustainable and appropriate regulatory environment that better serves patients.

The ICIJ investigation shares the same fundamental belief that it is important to provide products that work and are safe. Its perspective, however, on how the industry works does not align with ours. Delivering safe, effective products, as our industry does, means that every day millions of people benefit from medical devices. They live healthier, more productive and more independent lives.