Members of the European Diagnostics Manufacturers Association (EDMA) and of the European Medical Technology Industry (Eucomed), have approved a new and common MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice at their General Assemblies held on 2 December in Brussels, in a continuous effort to set high ethical standards for the medical technology industry across Europe.
Brussels, 6 October 2015 – Ahead of the upcoming trilogue, MedTech Europe, the alliance of Eucomed and EDMA, is calling on policy makers to ensure that every proposed measure consistently meets the two overarching objectives of the regulations, namely to increase patient safety and to stimulate innovation in medical technology in Europe.
Brussels, 11 March 2014 - In 2013, Eucomed responded to the Siemens Integrity Initiative by presenting a project that proposed to extend the scope of the Conference Vetting System (CVS), to the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. On 23 February 2015 Eucomed’s application was accepted and Eucomed received a fund of 846.000 USD over a period of three years to set up the project.
Eucomed today announces the election to its Board of Directors of Diogo Moreira-Rato, Group President, Europe and Canada, Smith & Nephew; Dr Riad Sherif, Area President EMEA, Alcon; and Assobiomedica, the Italian medical technology industry association, represented by Gabriele Mazzoletti. The new Board members were elected to fill positions vacated by Stéphane Thiroloix, former President Advanced Surgical Devices Europe, Smith & Nephew; Miguel Bernabeu, Head Market Access Eurmea, Alcon; and Danish medical technology industry association Medicoindustrien, represented by Louise Feilberg Levy.
The Executive Committee of the European Diagnostics Manufacturers Association (EDMA) and the Board of the European Medical Technology Industry Association (Eucomed), both members of MedTech Europe, in a continuous effort to reinforce their respective Codes of Ethical Business Practice today announce their recommendation to members to phase out by 1 January 2018 direct industry sponsorship of healthcare professionals (HCPs) to third-party organised conferences. Both associations are also recommending the introduction of stricter rules for indirect sponsorship. The MedTech industry remains committed to supporting the continuing medical education of HCPs and will continue its ongoing consultation with HCP organisations and other stakeholders to ensure that HCPs have access to the education they need.