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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.
29.12.17 – 94% of medtech companies employ fewer than 250 people.
22.12.17 – Starting 1 January 2018, direct grants to healthcare professionals for participation in third party organised educational conferences will be abolished, and transparency guidelines for documentation and disclosure will be introduced (see "Compliance", right).
Swiss innovation champion of medical technology
7.12.17 - From Joseph-F.-B. Charrière to Maurice E. Mueller: For two hundred years, local pioneers have shaped the history of orthopaedics and other areas of medtech with groundbreaking inventions.
27.11.17 – The European Medtech Association expects that the EU Commission and the national authorities provide the necessary resources for the introduction of the two EU regulations – to guarantee the availability of Notified Bodies as well as seamless patient access to products.
24.11.17 – The EU Commission has published the Codes for Notified Bodies (NB) in the defined jurisdiction for medical devices. As a result, the NB (who certify manufacturers and their medical devices) can apply for their (new) designation following the MDR / IVDR on 26 November 2017, see "implem. measures".
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