Swiss Medtech Award 2018: An armband sensor to help women conceive

Berne, June 12, 2018 - Ava AG has won the Swiss Medtech Award at Swiss Medtech Day in Bern. The Zurich start-up was honoured for developing a fertility tracker which helps women who wish to have children recognize which are their fertile days each month. Read more

State Councillor Beat Vonlanthen appointed president of Swiss Medtech

Berne, June 11, 2018 - He succeeds former National Councillor Urs Gasche and Rubino Mordasini, who shared the co-presidency. Following the merger of FASMED and Medical Cluster, Swiss Medtech is pleased to have 560 members. At its annual meeting the association looked back on a thoroughly positive first year. Read more

Consequences of the new medical device regulations for health care in Switzerland?

Berne, March 28, 2018 - For many medtech companies, the time period granted for the necessary adaptations until 2020 will probably be insufficient, and certain products may become unavailable. At the MDR/IVDR conference of Swiss Medtech and the SVDI representatives of industry and authorities will discuss possible solutions and cooperation models. Read more

Swiss Medtech-Kodex zum ethischen Geschäftsverhalten: Mehr Transparenz und Schutz der Integrität (in German)

Bern, 19. Januar 2018 – Im Swiss Medtech-Kodex sind seit Juni 2017 die Interaktionen der Mitgliedsunternehmen des Verbands mit medizinischen Fachkräften und Einrichtungen geregelt. Seit 1. Januar 2018 ist neu deren direkte finanzielle Unterstützung für die Teilnahme an von Dritten organisierten Bildungskonferenzen nicht mehr möglich. Weiter hat die Branche Transparenzrichtlinien zur Dokumentation und Offenlegung von Ausbildungszuwendungen eingeführ. Read more (in German)

CTI Swiss Medtech Award 2017: Strengthen cancer patients' own resistance

Berne, June 13, 2017 - MaxiVAX SA won the CTI Swiss Medtech Award 2017, worth CHF 15,000, at Swiss Medtech Day 2017. The biotech company MaxiVAX and the university hospitals of Geneva were awarded the prize for developing a new vaccine intended to strengthen cancer patients' immune system against their own tumour cells. Read more (in German)

FASMED and Medical Cluster are joining forces to create SWISS MEDTECH

Berne, June 12, 2017 – At their annual general meetings on 12 June 2017, the two largest Swiss medical technology organizations agreed to merge and form the new SWISS MEDTECH association. The combined activities of FASMED and Medical Cluster will increase the clout of the medtech industry - which is already an important sector for Swiss healthcare and the economy. Read more

Using medical technology to selectively combat nosocomial antibiotic resistance

Berne, April 11, 2017 - Approximately 70,000 cases of infection occur in Swiss hospitals and nursing homes annually. The Swiss Medical Device and Diagnostics Associations are now joining forces to improve patient safety: Member companies want to actively support the implementation of the federal government's NOSO strategy with targeted medtech solutions in order to prevent, diagnose, and treat hospital infections and antibiotic resistance. Read more (in German)

Swiss medtech industry is preparing for the new EU regulations

Berne, March 23, 2017 - The aim is to further increase patient safety through the EU's new regulation of medical devices (MDR) and in vitro diagnostics (IVDR), which are expected to come into force mid 2018. The introduction will have significant implications for the whole medtech sector - from industry through to end users. Read more (in German)

Swiss Medical Technology Industry (SMTI) Sector Report 2016: The Swiss workplace is facing new challenges

Zurich / Berne, September 6, 2016 - The Swiss medtech industry has been leading GDP performance since 2010 and showing constant annual sales growth of around six percent. However, increasing revenues and higher employee numbers are also facing growing pricing and regulatory pressures, in addition to the strong Swiss franc. Read more

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