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.
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.