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Press Release | November 20, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) issued the following statement from President and CEO Scott Whitaker on the introduction of legislation in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) to improve Medicare beneficiaries’ access to innovative diabetes management technologies:
Press Release | November 12, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) is launching a suite of tools and resources – including online training, credentialing and certification – to aid implementation of its updated Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals (HCPs) in the U.S. The revised code, which was unveiled in January 2019 and becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2020, reflects evolving legal standards, care delivery models and best practices over the last decade.
Press Release | November 12, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress prepares to address end-of-year spending decisions and other initiatives that are set to expire if not acted upon, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today released survey results showing that reinstatement of the medical device excise tax would bring job losses as well as declines in investment in research and development.

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December 3, 2019 to December 4, 2019
| Washington, DC
In this workshop, industry experts will provide an in-depth guide on how to secure regulatory approval in China. This unique opportunity will help you better understand China's approval process, from... Read More
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January 15, 2020 |
Hundreds of new regulations in the forms of policies, guidelines, standards and announcements are released in in 2019. These updates and changes have impacts not only on new submissions, but also... Read More
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February 11, 2020 to February 12, 2020
| 701 Pennsylvania Avenue #800, Washington, DC
How do you implement and measure the effectiveness of a complaint handling system covering a diverse set of possible products and problems? How are complaint files managed across multiple domestic... Read More
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February 24, 2020 to February 25, 2020
| Irvine, CA
FDA and industry experts are coming together to review the basics of 510(k) submissions. This unique opportunity will help you better understand the FDA perspective on 510(k) submissions, from... Read More
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February 26, 2020 | Irvine, CA
During this interactive workshop, FDA and industry experts will lead you through the regulatory and practical guidelines governing when an investigational device exemption (IDE) is required. Agenda... Read More

Industry News

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Prime employers for women BD and Medtronic both attended the prestigious MedTech Conference and addressed industry delegates. The conference saw more than 3,300 of the world’s top medical technology executives gather in Boston, USA, for educational programming, valuable networking and business development opportunities. Positioning corporate diversity and inclusion for success BD’s VP of Inclusion & Diversity Johnel Evans joined other executive leaders on a panel discussing positioning...
Eight New York members of Congress are urging House and Senate leadership to address the Affordable Care Act's medical device tax before the end of the year.  The bipartisan group of lawmakers want to repeal or delay the excise tax, which was included in the 2010 health care law as a revenue generator. The 2.3% tax on the sale of medical devices took effect in 2013, but Congress acted in 2015 to impose a two-year moratorium. In 2017, Congress extended the moratorium on the medical device tax...
NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TEAMFund ("Transforming Equity and Access for MedTech") -- a novel hybrid organization combining a Non-Profit with a For-Profit Fund investing in medical technology companies that improve patient access in low-resource settings -- today announced the Final Closing of its $30mm Inaugural Fund. The Fund is led by longtime MedTech investor, Yousuf Mazhar and Tim Ring, former Chairman and CEO of C.R. Bard. TEAMFund was the inspiration of Ms. Kathryn Gleason...
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ApiFix Ltd., a leading motion-preservation scoliosis correction company, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) via a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) to market the Minimally Invasive Deformity Correction (MID-C) system for the treatment of progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). AIS is the most common type of scoliosis with no identifiable cause and affects 2%-3% of children between ages 10 to 21....
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MedTech Innovator, the premier nonprofit accelerator in the medical technology industry, today announced the 50 companies selected to participate in the organization’s flagship four-month program, featuring leading-edge device, diagnostic, and digital health technologies from around the world. These best-in-class startups will receive unparalleled visibility and access to leading manufacturers, providers, investors, and other industry stakeholders. “We take great...

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