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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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  • Brussels, 08 March 2012

    Smart and sustainable healthcare needs smart procurement

    Appropriate procurement mechanisms, whereby small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have equal opportunities, innovation is stimulated, and Europe’s market attractiveness and competitiveness upheld, can contribute significantly towards sustainable European healthcare systems, with safe, more efficient innovations being available to more people
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  • Brussels, 13 February 2012

    Joint European Medical Device Industry Statement on European Medical Device Regulatory Regime

    The European medical device technology industry associations strongly condemn the alleged fraudulent behavior of the French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP). Patient safety, public confidence, and ethical behavior should always be the top priorities of any organisation active in the healthcare industry.
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  • Brussels, 09 February 2012

    Industry supports European Commission in strengthening medical devices legislation

    The European medical technology industry recognises the need to improve the effectiveness of the current European regulatory framework for medical devices. Eucomed, the European industry association for medical technology, appreciates the European Commission’s swift reaction and clear proposal for a joint plan of immediate measures to strengthen the European medical devices legislation. After analysing the Commission’s proposal, Eucomed believes the measures are balanced and appropriate and will have a positive effect on patient safety.

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