Following the Franco-German initiative of medtech associations BVMed and SNITEM to promote solutions at the European policy level to the challenges of implementing the new EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), some 20 other national associations of the European medtech industry have joined the proposed solutions. This was reported by BVMed CEO and board member Dr. Marc-Pierre Möll on the occasion of the European MedTech Forum, which took place in Barcelona from May 3 to 5, 2022.
About 1000 participants met on site in Berlin at the beginning of May to discuss the latest developments in hospital hygiene. Two sessions also dealt with sterile supply: "Reprocessing of medical devices" and "Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation". To kick off the symposium Dr. Christian Jäkel reported about "New legal regulations for the reprocessing of single-use medical devices in Germany and Europe".