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.
27.02.2019 – It was a great pleasure to be invited by Fiona Evans (3rd fom left), US Consul General, and Ken Walsh (2nd from right), US Commercial Consul for few homemade chilis to a casual lunch at Ken’s residence.
Israel – excellent market opportunities for foreign Medical Device companies
21.11.2018 – The Israeli market is one of the largest consumers of medical technology in the Middle East. In addition, Israel gives an excellent market opportunity for foreign Medical Device companies.
Only 38.4% of the demand for medical products is produced in the domestic market; 61.6% of the demand is covered by imported goods. The main customers for medical facilities and large-scale equipment are hospitals, predominantly the 339 hospitals, of which the 44 general hospitals are mostly run by the state or charitable organisations. (more…)
16.11.2018 – New trends in Medical Technology were shown at Medica 2018 which took place from 12 -15 November in Dusseldorf – the world largest Medical Device Exhibition. This time, 5,200 exhibitors at MEDICA and 800 exhibitors at COMPAMED showed their products.
28.09.2018 – The MDR (Medical Devices Regulation) will cause great changes in the world of medical technology. The MDR has been adopted on the 5th April 2017 and will replace the MDD (Medical Devices Regulation) and AIMDD (Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive).
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.
Overview of all assessments of new examination and treatment methods (NUB) by the G-BA
22 Notified Bodies are now accredited. Currently (August 21) there are 4 in Italy, 2 in Finland, 3 in the Netherlands and 6 in Germany; in addition, one each in Slovakia, Hungary, Norway, France, Sweden, Ireland and Croatia. Nando database
the MHRA in the UK has published a guidance document for manufacturers and distributors of medical devices
On 1 July 20, the Swiss Federal Council adopted the revision of the Regulation on Medical Devices (MepV) and the new Regulation on Clinical Trials for Medical Devices (KlinV-Mep). As a result, Switzerland remains subject to EU medical device law.