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Press Release | September 24, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) and a broad coalition of medical innovators, physician inventors, patient groups, and others sent a letter to congressional leadership today urging them to permanently repeal the medical device excise tax

Press Release | September 20, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), issued the following statement on Senator Rick Scott’s decision to co-sponsor S.692, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, which intends to repeal the medical device excise tax.

Press Release | September 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) brought chief financial officers and research and development executives to Capitol Hill today to push for full repeal of the medical device excise tax.

Press Release | September 18, 2019

BOSTON, MA – Massachusetts Gov. Charles Baker, CMS Administrator Seema Verma and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton are among the world-class speakers taking the plenary stage at The MedTech Conference – the premier annual gathering of the medical technology industry – Sept. 23-25 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Press Release | September 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced that Sarah Killeen has joined the association as Vice President, Government Affairs.

Press Release | September 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced that President and CEO Scott Whitaker has been named to the Board of Directors of MedTech Innovator (MTI), the industry’s preeminent nonprofit global competition and accelerator organization for medical device, digital health, and diagnostic companies.

Press Release | September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Key health care stakeholders, including patient advocates, researchers, congressional staff, medical technology manufacturers and others within the health care community, gathered on Capitol Hill today to discuss the state of the medical technology industry and the current political landscape, specifically the urgent necessity for immediate repeal of the medical device tax. The discussion was hosted by AdvaMed, the leading trade association for medical technology companies.

Press Release | September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced that Catherine “Cathy” M. Burzik, an industry veteran with executive leadership experience across the medtech industry, will receive the 2019 AdvaMed Lifetime Achievement Award at the industry’s premier annual gathering – The MedTech Conference – Sept. 25 in Boston.

Press Release | September 11, 2019

SANTIAGO, Chile – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) issued the following press release following conclusion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Ethics for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Forum in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 10:

“AdvaMed commends APEC’s continued focus on the importance of high-standard business ethics for the medical technology sector, including ethical third-party intermediary relationships between companies and distributors, wholesalers, distribution or sales agents, and others,” said Christopher L. White, AdvaMed chief operating officer and general counsel. “We are delighted that this year’s forum included discussion of a forthcoming APEC publication on government strategies to further encourage ethical business conduct.”

The 2019 APEC Business Ethics for SMEs Forum – which convened leaders of over 250 public, private and civil society organizations, including 15 AdvaMed member companies – discussed innovative ways in which governments can incentivize enterprises to adhere to high-standard ethical business practices.

“These incentives vary and can include procurement or regulatory mechanisms that encourage adoption and adherence to high quality codes of ethics, and corporate commitment to compliance,” White said.

“Such government efforts can help support medtech companies’ development of robust compliance programs and foster an ecosystem where health care decisions are focused on the best interests of patients,” added AdvaMed Ethics & Health Care Compliance Board Committee Chairman Ken Reali, president and CEO of Clinical Innovations.

“AdvaMed also applauds launch at the APEC Forum of the Chile ADIMECH code of ethics, which means that every leading medical device industry association in the Americas now has a code,” White continued. “In addition, we commend Chile’s announcement of a consensus framework agreement at the Forum, to build on those already in place in eight other APEC member countries. Such agreements unite stakeholders to advance ethical practices at the economy-wide level,” White noted.

Press Release | September 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. — Numerous medical technology and diagnostics company CEOs and founders were named to Forbes’ list of “America’s Most Innovative Leaders,” comprised of what Forbes calls the 100 most “creative and successful business minds of today.”

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