Efficiency increase of the strategic distribution of medical devices in Europe for SMEs
Juli 2019 – Many medical device companies aim to sell their products on European markets. Their own budget bottlenecks allow only limited market opportunities. What are the reasons and what considerations should SMEs make to increase the efficiency of the strategic distribution of their medical devices?
16.06.2019 – TUV Sued Product Service has been recognised by the “Central Office of the Countries for Health Protection with regard to Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices” (ZLG) as the second Notified Body for the new Medical Devices Regulations (MDR) after the British-Dutch BSI.
Dubai hub for medical tourism and innovative health start-ups
16.06.2019 – DUBAI. The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, who is also Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has the vision to develop Dubai into a global hub for medical tourism. Therefore, medical tourists from all over the world should not only be treated by internationally recognized specialists, but Dubai should also become of great importance for innovative health start-ups with a focus on smart-health.
Meet us at Medica in Duesseldorf (13. – 16. November 2023) – ask for an appointment!
(Aug 23) Swissdamed (Swiss Database on Medical): ACT module, available from the beginning of 2024 for the registration of companies; registration of products via UDI module, available from summer 2024.
(Aug 23) 39 Notified Bodies in 16 countries are now accredited. Currently there are 10 each in Italy and Germany, 3 in the Netherlands; in addition, two each in Finland and Poland and one each in Belgium, Slovakia, Hungary, Norway, France, Sweden, Slovenia, Spain, Ireland, Croatia, Cyprus and Czech Republic . Nando database
(Dec 22) According to the Roland Berger MedTech@Hospital study, about two-thirds of German hospitals expect to close the 2022 financial year in the red. More than half also plan to invest less in medical technology.
(Nov 22) According to the Roland Berger study "Global MedTech-How to succeed in uncertain times", the medical technology industry is struggling with high energy costs, rising inflation and supply chain problems. Solutions are offered by digitalisation, more benefit-based billing models and the shift towards personalised medicine.
(Nov 22) Facts&Figures 2022 from MedTech Europe, the European trade association for the medical technology industry
(Nov 22) New MDCG document on requirements for Notified Bodies - in the context of the MDR as well as IVDR
Internet platform for medical needs in Ukraine by the German initiative Medical Bridge.eu
European industry association for digital assistive technology DATEurope founded in early 2021. DAT includes aids for communication, for the blind and visually impaired, for environmental control, assistive call systems, software tools and robotics.