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Sweden-1_0
Business Value

Posted on 29.04.2009

Swedish MedTech 2009 – Northern Lights burning bright

I’m just back from an extended trip to Sweden where I was invited to present at Swedish Medtech’s AGM (it was my first trip to Sweden so I tagged on a few days leave). Great event and a great country; if you haven’t visited yet, you have to go! I have always found Swedish people […]

By John Brennan Director Regulations and Industrial Policy

BVMED
Regulation

Posted on 15.04.2009

BVMed goes Brussels

Last night I attended BVMed’s well attended debate looking at the German medical technology sector in times of the economic crisis. The debate was hosted by the permanent representation of the German Federal State of North Rhine Westfalia. Member of the European Parliament, Dr Peter Liese, was one of the speakers. He welcomed BVMed’s initiative […]

By Mark Grossien Former Director Communications & External Affairs at Eucomed

europe-space
Regulation

Posted on 14.04.2009

One of the great untold strengths of device regulation in Europe

Just back from Easter holidays and picked up this article from the Wall Street Journal “Medical Devices Face New Scrutiny From FDA”.  When I read the article it reminded me again of one of the great untold strengths of device regulation in Europe and yet another example where the European system is better than the […]

By John Brennan Director Regulations and Industrial Policy

Press-release
Regulation Value

Posted on 10.04.2009

Eucomed press release 05/09 – Revised Directive on Late payments: 23.6 billion Euros of unpaid invoices threaten small companies’ survival and jeopardize public health

Brussels, 8 April 2009 – Eucomed welcomes revision of directive 2000/35/EC on Late Payments adopted by the European Commission today strengthening current payment obligations. Association disappointed to see final text considerably watered down compared to initial clear targets. As the voice of the medical technology industry in Europe, Eucomed is extremely pleased to see late […]

By Mark Grossien Former Director Communications & External Affairs at Eucomed

nanotechnology
Access Regulation

Posted on 07.04.2009

More from the DIA EuroMeeting 2009

From 23 – 25 March 2009, the Drug Information Association (DIA) held its annual EuroMeeting in Berlin. During the presentation by Richard Moore, Institute of Nanotechnology, I learned that prescription drugs prove to be ineffective in 30% – 60% of patients1 and that 16% of the drugs approved in the USA are linked to severe […]

By Dario Pirovano Consultant Regulatory Affairs

Complex
Global Regulation

Posted on 24.03.2009

The role of EMEA in future regulation: consensus amongst experts

It was with some trepidation that I placed myself in the ‘lions  den’ of the pharmaceutical industry at the annual Euromeeting of the Drug Information Association in Berlin today. Sharing a platform to discuss the evolution of medical device regulation with Mdme Georgette Lalis of the EU Commission and David Feigal, former FDA Commissioner, proved […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

believepatientcentered
Ethics

Posted on 20.03.2009

Does Europe believe in patient-centred healthcare or not?

On Thursday 19 March 2009 I joined a round table discussion of Brussels-based think tank ECIPE on the topic “2009 Cross-border Healthcare in Europe and beyond.” I was very impressed with the statements of Robert Madelin, Director General of DG SANCO, which were really sharp and to the point. From his point of view it […]

By Tanja Valentin Director External Affairs, MedTech Europe

Welcome
Business Value

Posted on 12.03.2009

Welcome to the Eucomed blog…

Hello and welcome to the Eucomed blog. This is the place to find out about the latest news on all aspects of medical technology, from financing of healthcare to European regulation. You will also be able to read short reports of events attended by Eucomed staff. We have put together a team of bloggers, each […]

By Mark Grossien Former Director Communications & External Affairs at Eucomed