Discussions with authorities on the import of medical devices
On 16 November, Swiss Medtech representatives met in person with the Directorate of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH / BAG) and the Directorate of the supervisory authority Swissmedic to further explain requests it had submitted (22 September, in writing) in connection with the Medical Devices Ordinance (MepV), as well as its grave concern about the imminent shortfalls in supply. Unfortunately, the outcome of the talks was not satisfactory. The authorities have rejected all of the association's demands.
SIRIS Report 2021
The SIRIS Foundation and the National Association for Quality Development in Hospitals and Clinics (ANQ) have published the annual evaluations of the SIRIS Hip and Knee Implant Register. The 2-year revision rates of hospitals and clinics as well as of implant systems, the patellar prostheses which are intensively discussed among experts, and the number of hip and knee implantations in the pandemic year 2020 were analysed.
Swiss Medtech Award 2022
The 2022 Swiss Medtech Award selection starts on 1 November 2021 and will be open until 30 January 2022. It is the fifth time that Swiss Medtech and its donors reward outstanding achievements in the Swiss medical technology industry. Seize the opportunity and apply for the Prize dotted with 75,000 Swiss Francs. Our jury is looking for candidates from the fields of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship whose products or solutions demonstrate a clear benefit for patients.