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Competitiveness of the Medical devices

Jeffrey Horler ©

Enhancing competitiveness is one of the key objectives of the European Commission in general and of the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry in particular. Accordingly, our services are in contact with industry associations in order to verify what can be done to facilitate the activities of enterprises.

By doing so, the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry wants to ensure that the high growth rates to be observed in the medical devices sector can be maintained.

The medical device industry today is in very good shape and is one of the most innovative sectors with an average lifecycle of only 18 months before an improved product becomes available.

An exploratory process on the future of the medical devices sector was put in place over the second semester 2009 to map the existing public health and industrial challenges in the sector and investigate possible topics of reflection at the European level. 

For more information regarding Medical devices , we invite you to consult the thematic site of Directorate-General for Health and Consumers as all legislative responsibilities covering this sector were attributed to this service from 1 March 2010, as a consequence of the portfolio of the current college of Commissioners.




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