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AdvaMed Joins European Trade Groups in Opposing MDD Overhaul

AdvaMed has joined seven European device-industry organizations in opposing a proposed overhaul of the European Commission's Medical Device Directives. The European groups issued a statement saying that no recasting is needed because the current model has "proven its efficiency" and that it ensures both patient safety and industry innovation. AdvaMed today issued a statement in agreement. "There is no need for an overhaul of the MDDs now," said Stephen J.

Ubl, president and CEO of AdvaMed. "The current European model for approving medical devices is among the worldâEUR(TM)s best and provides patients timely access to safe and innovative medical technology," he said.

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