INFORMATION FOR THE INDUSTRY
On 26 May 2021 the European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) will come into force, the same day that the corresponding Swiss Medical Device Ordinance enters into effect. All stakeholders must be aware that the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) between Switzerland and the European Union (EU) will probably not be updated by 26 May 2021. Switzerland will probably become a third country in the area of medical devices on 26 May 2021. In the MDR portal on our website, you will find important information and practical assistance.
The representative gfs study conducted on behalf of Interpharma shows:
- 54% of the respondents assess the bilaterals as advantageous, 23% see advantages and disadvantages at the same time, 16% assess the bilaterals as disadvantageous.
- 64% of respondents would accept the institutional framework agreement at the ballot box. Securing access to the export market has the highest priority from the point of view of voters. 32% reject the framework agreement.
Swiss Medtech Award 2021: The finalists are confirmed
GalvoSurge Dental AG, icotec ag, and Scewo AG are advancing to the final of the coveted Swiss Medtech Award 2021. The three companies stood out from approximately fifty other competitors. Thanks to the sponsors Lichtsteiner Foundation, Straumann Group, and Ypsomed, the innovation prize worth 50,000 Swiss francs will be awarded for the fourth time this year. The winner of the prize money and trophy will be announced at Swiss Medtech Day on 8 September in Bern.