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What Medical Technology exactly is

  • 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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  • Brussels, 17 October 2011

    Independent conference pre-vetting system for the European medical technology industry to be launched in 2012

    Eucomed, the European medical technology industry association, will launch in early 2012 a conference pre-vetting system to review and approve third-party educational conferences and congresses in accordance with the ethical rules established in the Eucomed Code of Ethical Business Practice. Falling under the responsibility of the independent Eucomed Compliance Panel, the system will be binding on Eucomed members who must comply with the conference appraisal assessments.

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  • Brussels, 12 October 2011

    European medical technology industry launches 5-year strategy and commits to value-based innovation

    The European medical technology industry association Eucomed launched today at the MedTech Forum in Brussels its 5 year industry strategy report ‘Contract for a Healthy Future’ in which the association outlines the role industry must play in steering healthcare systems onto a sustainable path. The medical technology industry acknowledges that it needs to change and will embrace, deliver and demonstrate cost-efficiency and health outcome needs of payers and policymakers, which is the essence of value-based innovation. The industry commits to playing its part and providing medical technology innovations that ensure sustainable, accessible healthcare and healthy ageing. Eucomed appeals to other healthcare stakeholders to also reconsider their role as the industry cannot achieve a healthy future for Europe on its own.
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