Archive for the ‘Trade Associations’ Category

Sterile Barrier Association Fetes 20th Anniversary with New Website and More Expansive Mission

Friday, March 8th, 2013

The Sterile Barrier Association (SBA) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone, Director General David Harding spoke with medtechinsider about the association's formative years and how it is evolving from an inward-looking industry association to a source of information on sterile barrier systems for the world at ...

BVMed Suggests Immediate Action to Improve Medical Device Regulation in Europe

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

The German Medical Technology Association BVMed is asking the European Commission, the Council and the Parliament to take immediate action on appropriate measures to improve the designation and surveillance of notified bodies and market surveillance of medical devices. "Legal measures should be implemented early, preferably this year, to re-establish confidence ...

Oslo Medtech Establishes Medical Design and Manufacturing Network

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The Norwegian medical cluster, Oslo Medtech established a new network last fall, the Oslo Medtech Design and Manufacturing Network. Its aim is to strengthen the competence and position in the healthcare market for design, development and manufacturing companies. Furthermore, the network aims to enable members to provide better services to ...

Eight Irish Medtech Companies Shortlisted for 2012 Excellence Awards

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Once again, Ireland's medical technology sector radiates ruddy health amid an otherwise listless economy. The Irish Medical Device Association (IMDA) announced that medtech exports increased by 10% in the first six months of 2012 compared with 2011: €3.93 billion against €3.57 billion for the same period last year. That heartening ...

BVMed Publishes Annual Report: Coordinating Medtech Progress Together Instead of Blocking it

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The German Medical Technology Association BVMed has published its Annual Report 20011/12, pointing out that the medtech industry has increasingly been in the focus of politics, which provides opportunities for closing knowledge gaps and communicating the special characteristics of the industry more successfully. "The comprehensive and coordinated cooperation of governmental ...

How Do You Say Mittelstand in English?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

What is the best way to revive the UK economy? Follow the German model, says the Trades Union Congress (TUC), a federation representing the majority of UK trade unions. The TUC has just published a report titled, German Lessons: Developing industrial policy in the UK, which may raise some eyebrows ...

Eucomed Weighs in on l’Affaire Pip

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Pan-European medical technology trade association Eucomed has issued a statement expressing "great concern" that Poly Implant Prothèse (Pip) may have violated regulations by using industrial-grade silicone in breast implants and allegedly falsifying or withholding documents. In the press release, Eucomed strongly condemns Pip's behaviour and breach of trust, if the ...

Pip Is Exception, Stresses French Medtech Association

Friday, January 6th, 2012

French medical technology association Snitem has issued a press release noting that the bad behaviour of one company—Pip en l'occurrence—should not be allowed to besmirch the reputation of the medical device sector as a whole. It also cautions against using the breast implant scandal as a pretext for casting doubt ...

German Medtech Industry Continues to Grow

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

According to a recent survey from German Medical Technology Association BVMed, German medtech companies have registered a growth in sales of 5.3% in 2011. They continue to be a driving force of innovation and growth and continue to generate new jobs throughout the country. “The economic development of the industry remains relatively stable," states ...

New Leadership at Snitem

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

French medical technology association Snitem has announced the appointment of Eric Le Roy as Director General. He succeeds Odile Corbin, who held the position for 11 years and used her tenure at the head of the association to raise the profile of France's medtech industry, the second largest in Europe. ...

Eucomed to Launch Independent Conference Pre-Vetting System

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Eucomed will launch a conference pre-vetting system for third-party educational conferences and congresses in 2012, according to a Eucomed press release. The system falls under the responsibility of the independent Eucomed Compliance Panel and will be mandatory for Eucomed members.

Two Extra Healthy Years Equals Triple Win for EU, Says Irish Device Association Head

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Sharon Higgins, Director of the Irish Medical Devices Association and Chair of the Eucomed SME Task Force, recently penned her first blog post, in which she discussed the pivotal role played by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the development of medical technology. She also took that opportunity to ...