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What Medical Technology exactly is

  • Brussels, 09 January 2012

    Eucomed statement on PIP breast implant incidents

    The European medical technology industry association Eucomed notes with great concern recent press reports that the French firm Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) may have violated the regulations by using unapproved industrial-grade silicone in some of its implantable products and by allegedly falsifying or withholding documents. If these or other allegations are confirmed, Eucomed strongly condemns PIP’s behaviour and breach of trust. Patient safety, public confidence, and ethical behaviour should always be the top priorities of any organisation active in the healthcare industry.
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  • Brussels, 08 December 2011

    Joint Healthcare Industry Paper ‘The value of industry involvement in HTA’

    The Healthcare Industry is pleased to present today in the setting of the EUnetHTA Joint Action Conference in Gdansk, a jointly developed position paper on ‘The value of industry involvement in HTA’. The paper outlines the industry contribution to the HTA process, both in terms of inputting into the policy setting and methodology development, as well as the industry contribution in terms of specific assessments.

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  • 25 November 2011

    Malcolm Carlisle, OBE (1947 - 2011)

    Dear colleagues

    It is with great sadness that we hear of the untimely passing of Malcolm Carlisle.

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  • Brussels, 23 November 2011

    Smart and efficient EU medical devices legislation needed to address future health challenges

    Brussels, 23 November 2011 – The European medical technology industry outlines in a position paper its proposals for shaping a renewed legislative framework for medical devices in Europe.  The industry recognises the need to modernise and strengthen the current medical devices legislation in Europe and believes this should be done through coupling more enhanced Member State engagement with better European science-based coordination and management of the regulatory system.
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  • 22 November 2011

    John Wilkinson is interviewed on Eucomed, its membership and the medtech industry at large

    Medical technology is a €95 billion industry for Europe. John Wilkinson, Eucomed Chief Executive, offers an insight into the organisation that represents 500,000 people employed by this vital sector.
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