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What Medical Technology exactly is

  • Brussels, 26 June 2012

    Providing Solutions for a Healthy Future for Europe

    Eucomed, the European Medical Technology Industry Association, and EDMA,  the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association, have joined forces in a  coalition of 9 MEPs, 65 leading trade unions, civil society organisations,  health organisations and other industry associations in writing an open letter  calling on the European Council for more equal and equitable healthcare for  Europe’s citizens. The letter has been published on 22 June 2012 in view of the  European Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the European Union to  be held on 28 and 29 June in Brussels.
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  • Brussels, 14 June 2012

    Industry reaction to European Parliament’s Resolution on PIP

    The European medical technology industry association Eucomed takes note of the final vote of the European Parliament (EP) on the PIP resolution. The Parliament fully endorsed the wording that was originally proposed by the Environment and Health Committee (ENVI) on April 26.
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  • 30 May 2012

    Earthquake in Emilia Romagna, Italy

    Yesterday the Emilia Romagna region in Italy was struck by a powerful earthquake. From the latest information in the media we understand that 17 people lost their life, over 350 people were injured and more than 13,000 people rendered homeless. The images of the devastation that have been reported out of Italy are truly heart breaking. In this region also many member companies of Eucomed are located such as B. Braun, Fresenius and Sorin.

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  • Brussels, 26 April 2012

    European Parliament’s Resolution on PIP received with mixed feelings by industry

    The European medical technology industry association Eucomed welcomes most of the measures in the PIP resolution proposed by the Environment and Public Health (ENVI) Committee of the European Parliament. The PIP resolution was passed unanimously yesterday. Many of the measures will improve the current legislative framework for medical devices and have a positive effect on patient safety. However, Eucomed does not understand the need to call for a pre-market authorisation system for Class III devices as Europe currently has a de facto approval system for these devices.
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  • Brussels, 17 April 2012

    European innovation conference participants agree that MedTech SMEs are key to healthcare innovation

    Eucomed, the European medical technology industry association, joined leaders from European healthcare and the European Commission in calling for concrete measures to close the gaps that hinder healthcare innovation through the adoption of SME-friendly regulation, and simpler reimbursement policies and procurement practices.

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