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Whether it be syringes, implants, wheelchairs, or MRIs - medical technology supplies people, doctors, and hospitals with vital products and applications. The domestic medtech industry generates annual sales of 14.1 billion and exports of 10.6 billion Swiss francs. It contributes 2.2% of the GDP. Swiss Medtech supports the Swiss medtech industry's continuing contribution to health care and the economy, as well as its ability to remain competitive internationally.
The Association represents the interests of the industry and serves 1,350 companies and 54,500 employees. It is committed to rapid patient access to innovation and high-quality standards. Swiss Medtech also initiates specialised training programmes, challenges rising levels of regulation, and pushes for free trade and fair tariffs. Together with its specialist groups and partners, the Association is committed to favourable conditions and to an attractive setting for research and other professional activities within Switzerland.
16.3.18 – Starting 30 March, British "Notified Bodies" and representatives could lose their legal status and would no longer be authorised to issue EU Certifications. Swiss Medtech recommends that all affected companies follow the negotiations closely.
8.3.18 – The EPO received nearly 166 000 European patent applications in 2017. Switzerland again topped the ranking. And Medical technology remains the field with the greatest number of patent applications (up +6.2%).
6.3.18 – “Adjustments, in particular to the Therapeutic Products Act (TPA) and to the Human Research Act (HRA), aim to build a solid statutory basis for a complete overhaul of the MedDO. The complete revision of it is scheduled to enter into force in the first half of 2020,” the government said.
5.2.18 – Swiss Medtech will support klingler consultants in this year's Medtech Remuneration Survey which provides all participating companies with a deeper insight into the remuneration practices of the sector.
1.2.18 – The Swiss Medtech Award will be presented as part of the Swiss Medtech Day for the first time on 12 June 2018. The CHF 50,000 prize recognizes outstanding achievements in the Swiss medical technology industry. Companies can submit he application by 28 February.
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