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1979, as European Confederation of Medical Suppliers Associations (EUCOMED) -- Confédération européenne des associations des fournisseurs médicaux, by national associations in France, UK and Sweden. Previous statutes adopted 1 June 1999, Brussels (Belgium), incorporating changes to allow merger with International Association of Medical Prosthesis Manufacturers (IAPM). Merger finalized end 1999, following integration discussions launched 1998 and signature of a memorandum of understanding, 9 June 1999. The combined organization, although restructured, continues to operate under the 'EUCOMED' title. Previous full title: European Medical Technology Association -- Confédération européenne des associations de dispositifs médicaux. Current statutes adopted, 2009. Registered in accordance with Belgian law. Absorbed activities of Disposable Hypodermic and Allied Equipment Manufacturers' Association of Europe (DHAEMAE-SIS). Ceased to exist when MedTech Europe became single entity for EUCOMEDC and European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA), Nov 2016.


Improve patient and clinician access to modern, innovative and reliable medical technology, so as to improve safety and well-being of patients and improve healthcare systems.

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Events/meetings; knowledge management/information dissemination; research/documentation.


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Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 17 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 26 countries
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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Medicine
  • Health Care
    • Medical Supplies
  • Technology
    • Technology

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



Last News Received

22. Dec 2016
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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