MT-CONNECT and MedTech Summit, the unique combination of trade fair, congress and partnering event, is receiving broad support from the industry. The MT-CONNECT Expert Committee has now underlined how important it is for Germany, as a production location for medical technology, to facilitate more networking between the various players from the medical, research and business communities. And this is exactly what the MT-CONNECT and MedTech Summit event achieves through its special and diverse range of solutions. “Advances in medical technology are highly dynamic and extremely complex. This means that users, researchers and companies have to work even more closely together. In this context, the trade fair and congress offer an outstanding platform,” says Expert Committee Member Joachim M. Schmitt, Managing Director and Board Member of BVMed (German Medical Technology Association).
According to the Expert Committee, mid-sized suppliers in particular are looking anxiously at the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) with its much more stringent requirements on market access for medical devices. BVMed is addressing this issue in 2018 and is offering two sessions on the topic at the MedTech Summit. One will explore the challenges of the new regulatory requirements, and the second session will look at clinical evaluation and testing. The focus is on offering practical support for mid-sized companies. “The transition periods are extremely short. Companies will have to make preparations now to be able to meet the new requirements from 2020. Experts will be on hand to provide practical tips on how to achieve this in the two sessions at the MedTech Summit,” says Joachim M. Schmitt.
MT-CONNECT and the MedTech Summit will take place on 11 and 12 April 2018 in Nuremberg. Information for exhibitors and visitors is available from: www.mt-connect.de/en.
About MT-CONNECT and the MedTech Summit
MT-CONNECT is the exhibition for all the supply and manufacturing areas of medical technology. As a platform for the industry, MT-CONNECT pools expertise from all the sub-areas of medical technology, from technology and production to financing, marketing and regulatory affairs. This is where manufacturers, suppliers and service organisations as well as research and education institutions in the medical technology industry meet to exchange ideas. The international MedTech Summit congress is being held at the same time, in the immediate vicinity of MT-CONNECT. For many years now, the focal topics of the congress programme have been medical technologies, diagnostics, digitisation and mobile health. Besides technological content, the congress also places a strong emphasis on innovation management and regulatory affairs. The honorary sponsor of MT-CONNECT and the MedTech Summit is the MedTech Pharma e.V. Forum, the largest healthcare industry network in Germany and Europe. The next MT-CONNECT and MedTech Summit will be held on 11-12 April 2018.
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