Caterina Marcon

Caterina is Officer Legal and Compliance and joined MedTech Europe at the beginning of 2018. As such, she is working on all topics in the Legal & Compliance team, with a focus on Data Protection. She also provides legal support to the organization, in particular, to the Market Data department in its market data survey activities. In addition, she is responsible to update certain publications, such as the Compliance Handbook on National Healthcare Compliance Requirements.

The Legal & Compliance team’s goal is to provide a clear framework assessing the appropriateness and legality of any and all matters affecting both the association as well as the medical technology industry more broadly.

Caterina holds a Master of Laws in Italian law (Magister Juris) from the University of Innsbruck. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and a Certified Privacy Manager (CIPM).

Caterina is an Italian national, fluent in English and German, and with a basic understanding of French.

Bringing innovative medical technology to patients around the world is a priority for the medtech industry. This task often relies on a wide network of third-party intermediaries and distributors. While third parties provide valuable local knowledge, logistics and skills, it is important to appreciate that everyone working on behalf of medtech companies is bound by strict rules and standards. Compliance with applicable anti-bribery and corruption and/or international laws is essential, not only to avoid severe penalties but also to ensure that patients continue to trust in life-saving technologies. Confidence in medtech is priceless: patients want to know that decisions about their diagnosis and care are based exclusively on clinical considerations. New training video So, what can we do to ensure that the highest ethical standards apply everywhere that medical technologies are used? At MedTech Europe, we have been working with our member companies and sister organisations around the global to develop distributor compliance guidance and toolkits, including training material, to ensure legal and ethical distributor interactions. ( Find out more ) Specific aspects of training play a key role. This brings some challenges of its own. For medtech companies, large and small, providing training to partners in dozens of countries is no small task. For third-party distributors and sales agents working for several companies, the burden of keeping up with multiple sets of standards and codes can be significant and sometimes even confusing. At MedTech Europe, the latest tool, produced in collaboration with AdvaMed and APACMed, is a video addressing the main aspects of compliance training for distributors and intermediaries.The video aims to address an unmet need for a high-level introduction to compliance training. It sets out the key principles that companies and their partners must follow if they are to maintain the highest standards of ethics when doing business...