Originally Published July/August 2009 The Source Book
A listing of trade associations, government and regulatory bodies, and other professional organisations. These are listed by country, or as European and international organisations.
Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Tel: +43 1798 26010
Tel: +43 1877 7012
Austrian association of medical device manufacturers and suppliers.
Bundesministerium für Gesundheit
Tel: +43 1711 000
Federal Ministry for health.
Institute of Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Tel: +43 1 51581 6582
ITA performs interdisciplinary scientific research at the interface of technology and society, focusing on development trends, societal consequences and on options for shaping technological change.
Maschinen & Metallwaren
Tel: +43 590 900 3482
Association of the Austrian machinery and metalware industries.
Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik
Tel: +43 1 587 63 73 0
Austrian electrotechnical association.
Tel: +32 2 706 7800
Belgian association of enterprises in the following sectors: nonferrous metals, metal and plastic products, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and ICT and transport equipment.
Tel: +32 2 238 9847
Represents biotechnology companies in Belgium and is affiliated to the Belgian Chemical Industries Federation.
GS1 (EAN International)
Tel: +32 2 788 7800
Developer of global standards to improve the supply chain.
Tel: +32 2 706 8002
The Agoria network for companies specialised in the export of equipment and services for the medical sectors.
Tel: +32 2 661 9127
Diagnostics manufacturers association.
Tel: +32 2 257 0590
Association for manufacturers, importers and distributors of medical devices and equipment.
Verbond Der Vlaamse Tandartsen
Tel: +32 2 413 0013
Society of Flemish dentists.
English information source.
China–Europe Association for Technical and Economic Cooperation
Tel: +86 10 6519 7426
Nongovernmental organisation engaged in the promotion of Sino–European trade and economic cooperations.
Interfax China News Agency
Tel: +86 852 2537 2262
Tel: +45 2889 5854
Association of biotechnology industries.
Danish Diagnostic and Laboratory Association (DADIF)
Tel: +45 3374 6000
Danish diagnostic and laboratory association.
Tel: +45 3374 6080
Dental manufacturers and distributors association.
Tel: +45 3544 8500
Medical association representing Denmark.
Tel: +45 4918 4700
Medical device association representing Denmark.
Ministry of Health and Prevention
Tel: +45 7226 9000
PVC Information Council Denmark
Tel: +45 3330 8630
Provides information on environmental and health issues connected with the use of PVC.
Finnish Standards Association (SFS)
Tel: +358 9 149 9331
Independent, nonprofit making organisation co-operating with trade federations and industry, research institutes, labour market organisations, consumer organisations, and governmental and local authorities.
National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Tel: +358 20 610 6161
THL is responsible, as an expert body under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, for providing professionals and citizens with the best available information for their choices. Functions include research, health monitoring, education and training, international collaboration and participating in the dissemination of health information.
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Tel: +358 9 160 01
National Agency for Medicines (NAM)
Tel: +358 9 473 341
NAM promotes the health and safety of Finnish citizens by regulatory control of medicinal products, medical devices and blood products.
Tel: +33 2 38 071 071
International association for clean and sterile products.
Tel: +33 1 47 56 30 05
Medical device manufacturers association.
Association Francaise de Normalisation (AFNOR)
Tel: +33 1 41 62 80 00
French standards association.
CAP Santé Picardie
Tel: +33 3 2233 7506
A nonprofit organisation promoting
economic development across the Picardie region, specifically in health care, via technology transfer and business support services.
Tel: +33 1 4874 1108
Dental manufacturers association.
Confédération Nationale des Syndicats Dentaires (CNSD)
Tel: +33 1 5679 2020
National confederation of dental unions.
Le Pôle des Technologies Médicales (Centre of Medical Technology)
Tel: +33 4 7791 1665
A nonprofit organisation that aims to bring industrialists, researchers, teachers, doctors and representatives of the economic structures of the Loire region together in the development of healthcare and the establishment of new companies around Saint-Etienne.
Tel: +33 1 47 17 63 88
A trade association for the French medical technologies and devices industry.
Syndicat des Fabricants et Fournisseurs d’Optique de Contact (SYFFOC)
Tel: +33 1 4346 2871
National association of contact lens manufacturers and suppliers.
Union Technique de l’Electricité
Tel: +33 1 4907 6200
National standards body for the electrotechnical field. It is the French Electrotechnical Committee, member of IEC and of CENELEC.
Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte
Tel: +49 228 993 070
Federal institute for drugs and medical devices.
Tel: +49 30 246 255 0
German medical technology association.
Bundeszahnärztekammer Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Deutschen Zahnarztekammern eV
Tel: +49 30 4000 50
German dental association.
Deutsche Kommission Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik im DIN und VDE
Tel: +49 69 6308 337
Electrotechnical standards body. German National Committee of IEC and CENELEC.
Deutsches Institut für Normung eV (DIN)
Tel: +49 3026 01 113
German standards body.
German Association of Orthopaedic Technology
Tel: +49 231 557 0500
Tel: +49 30 4140 2127
The German industry association for optical, medical and mechatronical technologies.
VDGH Verband der Diagnostica-Industrie eV
Tel: +49 30 2005 9940
Verband der Chemischen Industrie eV (VCI)
Tel: +49 69 2556 0
Chemical industries association.
Verband Deutscher Zahntechniker-Innungen (VDZI)
Tel: +49 69 6655 860
Dental technicians association.
Hellenic Dental Association
Tel: +30 210 380 3816
National dental liaison association.
Institute of Biomedical Technology
Tel: +30 2610 911 590
Regulatory affairs and quality assurance.
National Hellenic Research Foundation
Tel: +30 210 7273 700
A department of the Ministry of Development.
Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Manufacturers Association
c/o Hong Kong Productivity Council
Tel: +852 2788 5514
Directorate of Health
Tel: +354 510 1900
A government agency headed by the Medical Director of Health. Its five divisions are responsible for public health and clinical quality, infectious disease control and prevention, health statistics, patient complaints and clinical guidelines, and finance and administration.
Icelandic Heart Association (IHA)
Tel: +354 535 1800
Promotes research of heart diseases, risk factors and preventative methods; runs a Heart Preventative and Research Institute.
Bord na Radharcmhastoiri
Tel: +353 1 676 7416
Statutory body controlling the registration of optometrists and dispensing opticians.
Electro-Technical Council of Ireland (ETCI)
Tel: +353 1 429 0088
Organisation dealing with electrotechnical standards for Ireland and the promotion of electrical safety within Ireland.
Tel: +353 1 727 2000
Government enterprise development agency.
Irish BioIndustry Association (IBIA)
Tel: +353 1 605 1584
A representative body for the biotechnology industry in Ireland.
Irish Dental Association Ltd
Tel: +353 1 295 0072
National association for dental liaison in Ireland.
Irish Medical Devices Association
Tel: +353 1 605 1529
Irish Medicines Board
Tel: +353 1 676 4971
Materials Ireland — Polymer Research Institute
Tel: +353 1 896 1708
National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)
Tel: +353 1 807 3800
The National Centre for Sensor Research
Tel: +353 1 700 8821
A large-scale multidisciplinary sensor research centre focussed on the science and applications of chemical sensors and biosensors.
Anie Associazione Elettromedicali
Tel: +39 02 3264 259
Italian federation of the electrotechnical and electronics industry.
Tel: +39 02 3453 1165
Italian trade association of diagnostic and biomedical device companies.
Associazione Nazionale Dentisti Italiani (ANDI)
Tel: +39 06 5833 1008
Association of dentists.
Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione (UNI)
Tel: +39 02 7002 41
An independent, nonprofitmaking Italian standards organisation.
Tel: +39 06 675 801
Association of pharmaceutical industries operating in Italy.
Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) — Dept Technologies and Health
Tel: +39 06 4990 2228
Italian National Institute of Health. Activities include biomedical research and health-related control activities.
EU–Japan Centre for Industrial
Tel: +81 3 3221 6161
Provides management training programmes, business information and dissemination services.
Japan Association of Clinical Reagents Industries (JACRI)
Tel: +81 3 3669 9101
Japan Contact Lens Association (JCLA)
Tel: +81 3 5802 5361
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Tel: +81 6 6364 4658
Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations (JFMDA)
Tel: +81 3 5225 6234
Japan Hygiene Products Industry Association (JHPIA)
Tel: +81 3 6403 5351
For manufacturers of diapers, sanitary towels, tampons, absorbent cotton, gauze, first aid and band aids.
Ministère de la Santé
Tel: +352 247 85 500
Ministry of Health.
Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union
Tel: +352 421 7111
Diagnostica Associatie Nederland (DIAGNED)
Tel: +31 70 312 3928
Organisation representing diagnostics manufacturers, importers and distributors.
European Federation of the Contact Lens Industry (EFCLIN)
Tel: +31 168 329 308
International federation for contact lens manufacturers and suppliers.
Tel: +31 79 353 1275
The association of Dutch manufacturers of dental products.
Leiden University Medical Centre
Tel: +31 71 526 9111
Ministry of Health Welfare & Sport (VWS)
Tel: +31 70 340 7911
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Tel: +31 30 274 9111
Nederlands Normalisatie Instituut (NEN)
Tel: +31 15 269 0390
A standards body producing standards and offering information and advice on standards for other countries.
Tel: +31 13 594 4342
Federation of producers, importers and suppliers of medical products.
Elektronikk Importør Foreningen (EIF)
Tel: +47 2242 4010
Leverandørforeningen for Helsesektoren (LFH)
Tel: +47 2316 8920
Association representing importers and distributors of medical equipment.
Tel: +47 6136 6900
Dental laboratories association.
Norwegian Directorate of Health
Tel: +47 810 20 050
Norwegian Electrotechnical Committee
Tel: +47 6783 3100
Tel: +47 6783 8600
Tel: +351 21 351 0690
Medical device manufacturers trade association.
INEB Institute for Biomedical Engineering
Tel: +351 22 607 4900
Instituto Nacional da Farmácia e do Medicamento (INFARMED)
Tel: +351 217 987 100
Government agency accountable to the Health Ministry. It monitors, assesses and regulates all activities relating to medicines and health products.
Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research (CAHTA)
Tel: +34 935 513 888
FENIN (Federacion Espaňola de Empresas de Technologia Sanitarial)
Tel: +34 91 575 9800
Spanish medical technology association.
Sociedad Espaňola de Implantes (SEI)
Tel: +34 91 555 09 50
Spanish Electronics, Information Technology and Telecommunications Industries Association (AETIC)
Tel: +34 915 902 300
Spanish Federation of Innovation and Technology Organisations (FEDIT)
Tel: +34 91 579 52 62
A private, nonprofit organisation bringing together organisations dedicated to the development of Spain‘s science, technology and enterprise system.
Medical Products Agency
Tel: +46 18 174 600
Board responsible for the medical devices sector in Sweden. It is the Competent Authority and Vigilance contact point.
SEK Svensk Elstandard
Tel: +46 8 444 1400
Swedish standards body in the electro-technical field.
Tel: +46 8 462 3700
Promotes exports in the health care sector.
Tel: +46 8 586 246 00
Swedish medical technology association.
Association des Laboratoires de Prothèse Dentaire de Suisse (ALPDS)
Tel: +41 31 390 9910
Dental laboratories association.
Berne Economic Development Agency
Tel: +41 31 633 4120
Tel: +41 31 380 8595
Federation of medical device trade and industry associations.
Federal Department of Economic Affairs (FDEA)
Tel: +41 31 324 0854
Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology OPET
Tel: +41 31 322 2129
Innovation Promotion Agency CTI
Tel: +41 31 324 7141
CTI promotes research in the national and international community.
Swiss Association for Standardisation
Tel: +41 52 224 5454
Swiss national standards body.
Swissmedic, Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products
Tel: +41 31 322 0211
Association for Clinical Biochemistry
Tel: +44 20 7403 8001
Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
Tel: +44 20 7960 4360
AXrEM (Association of X-ray Equipment Manufacturers)
Tel: +44 20 7207 9660
UK trade association for health care technology providers of imaging, radiotherapy and care. A member of the European Coordinating Committee of the radiological and electromedical Industries.
Tel: +44 1865 736 393
Representing the British anaesthetic and respiratory equipment industry.
Tel: +44 207 5657 190
Trade association for enterprises in the UK's bioscience sector.
Tel: +44 131 523 0498
British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA)
Tel: +44 1332 225 120
Representative of companies in the industrial gases industry.
British Geriatrics Society
Tel: +44 20 7608 1369
Specialist medical society for health in old age.
British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA)
Tel: +44 20 7702 2141
Association represents assistive technologies in health care.
British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA)
Tel: +44 20 7957 4633
Trade association for the UK in vitro diagnostics industry.
British Medical Association (BMA)
Tel: +44 20 7387 4499
British Standards Institution
Tel: +44 20 8996 9001
A service comprising advice, consultancy, technical publications and translation seminars relating to the laws, standards and technical requirements of markets worldwide.
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Tel: +44 1904 321 040
Systematic reviews of the literature on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health care interventions and forms of organising and delivering care and HTAs.
Tel: +44 20 7379 7400
CBI works with the UK government, international legislators and policy-makers to help UK businesses compete effectively.
Dental Laboratories Association
Tel: +44 115 925 4888
A professional body for dental laboratory owners in the UK.
Department of Health
Tel: +44 20 7210 4850
Electrical Contractors Association
Tel: +44 20 7313 4800
Association representing the interests of companies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland designing and installing electrical engineering services.
Electronics Knowledge Transfer Network
Tel: +44 208 144 0880
Part of the Technology Strategy Board programme, the network seeks to support the electronic design community throughout the UK, driving innovation to maintain excellence in innovative electronic design.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Tel: +44 1793 444 100
The UK government‘s funding agency for research and training in engineering and the physical sciences.
GAMBICA Association Ltd, The
Tel: +44 20 7642 8080
GAMBICA represents more than 170 companies supplying goods and services to laboratories, including pathology laboratories.
Health and Safety Executive
Tel: +44 845 345 0055
Disseminates health and safety information, and access to expert advice and guidance.
Health Technologies Knowledge Transfer Network
Tel: +44 1223 899 000
Funded by the UK Government and dedicated to accelerating innovation and technology exploitation in the broad health industries sector.
Health Technology Portal
Tel: +44 1494 732 307
The route to funding under the Health Technology Devices Programme. The portal is the primary interface for Department of Health science and technology transfer sponsorship with industrial partners sharing project costs.
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Tel: +44 20 7451 7300
The professional body for the international materials, minerals and mining community, providing professional accreditation, information services, conferences, workshops, and educational resources.
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)
Tel: +44 1904 610 821
Promotes the advancement of physics and engineering applied to medicine and biology.
Institution of Engineering and Technology
Tel: +44 1438 313 311
Institution formed from a merger of the IEE and IIE. It serves a global community engaged in engineering and technology, providing a knowledge network.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE)
Tel: +44 20 7222 7899
Professional body representing mechanical engineers, awarding chartered status and acting as a learning society.
Manufacturing Technologies Association
Tel: +44 20 7298 6400
UK trade association representing the engineering and allied sectors in manufacturing technologies.
Tel: +44 29 2047 3456
Welsh medical technology forum.
Medical Research Council
Tel: +44 20 7636 5422
To promote the balanced development of medical and related biological research and to advance knowledge that will lead to maintaining and improving human health.
Multidisciplinary Assessment of Technology Centre for Healthcare (MATCH)
Tel: +44 1895 266 051
A research collaboration between five leading UK universities in health care technology assessment and industrial partners. MATCH aims to support the health care technology sector and its user communities by creating methods to assess value from concept through to mature product and by engaging with regulatory bodies at home and abroad.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Tel: +44 845 003 7780
NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.
National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)
Tel: +44 20 7927 9500
A special Health Authority created to co-ordinate the efforts of all those involved in health care to report and learn from patient safety incidents. .
National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
Tel: +44 20 8977 3222
The UK‘s national standards laboratory.
NHS National Innovation Centre
Aims to speed up the development of precommercial technologies likely to benefit the National Health Service. Offers online services that assess ideas and find resources.
NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency
Tel: +44 118 980 8600
Panel on Gamma and Electron Irradiation (The Irradiation Panel)
A group of experts with diverse interests in radiation processing. It is not a trade association; its membership comprises suppliers and users of irradiated products and radiation services, regulatory bodies and academia.
Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sciences Society
Tel: +44 1793 824 254
Royal Academy of Engineering, The
Tel: +44 20 7766 0600
The UK Focus for Biomedical Engineering seeks to enhance the recognition of biomedical engineering as a profession and to encourage industry to exploit the opportunities available in this field.
Royal Society of Medicine
Tel: +44 20 7290 2900
Medical charity. Organises educational meetings.
Scottish Society for Contamination Control
Tel: +44 844 800 7809
Nonprofit making organisation with more than 1000 members throughout the world, who have an interest in clean rooms.
South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA)
Tel: +44 845 130 8179
SEHTA‘s mission is to catalyse innovation and international competitiveness in south-east England‘s health technologies sector.
Statements of Clinical Need (SOCN)
Tel: +44 113 3970 324
SOCN is for clinicians and other members of the health care team to express what they need to improve the care they offer to their patients so that innovators and companies may be better informed to develop appropriate solutions.
Targeting Innovations, Life Sciences Scotland Support Service
Tel: +44 141 572 1602
Delivers an integrated programme of support for the life sciences sector in Scotland.
Tel: +44 20 7611 8888
Support research in universities and other academic centres in the UK and in overseas locations to improve the health of humans and animals.
Welsh Assembly Government, Dept for Economy and Transport
Tel: +44 845 010 3300
Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
Tel: +1 202 783 8700
Represents more than 1100 innovators and manufacturers of medical devices, diagnostic products and medical information systems. Its members reportedly produce nearly 90% of the $71 billion health care technology products consumed annually in the US, and nearly 50% of $169 billion purchased around the world annually.
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
Tel: +1 414 272 6071
Organisation representing allergists and clinical immunologists and allied health professionals.
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Tel: +1 202 857 0717
An international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals and research scientists.
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
Tel: +1 972 243 2272
Professional association representing 36500 respiratory care practitioners in all care settings. Publishes clinical practice guidelines, patient information, professional books, manuals, study packages, AARC Times magazine, Respiratory Care journal, and sponsors seminars for the profession as well as the International Respiratory Congress.
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
Tel: +1 301 498 4100
A multidisciplinary organisation dedicated to advancing the art and science of ultrasound in medicine and research through its educational, scientific, literary and professional activities.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Tel: +1 202 293 8020
ANSI promotes the use of US standards internationally, advocates US policy and technical positions in international and regional standards organisations, and encourages the adoption of international standards as national standards where these meet the needs of the user.
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
Tel: +1 703 525 4890
AAMI is the primary source of consensus and timely information on medical instrumentation and technology, and is the primary resource for the industry, the professions, and government for national and international standards.
Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
Tel: +1 703 254 8100 or +44 1753 831 900
A resource for clinical research professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
Tel: +1 415 396 9100
A state agency that makes grants and provides loans for stem cell research, research facilities and other research opportunities.
Center for Genetics and Society
Tel: +1 510 625 0819
A nonprofit information organisation that encourages responsible uses and effective societal governance of the new human genetic and reproductive technologies.
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
Tel: +1 610 688 0100
A World Health Organisation collaborating centre for clinical laboratory standards.
Drug, Chemical and Associated Technologies Association Inc. (DCAT)
Tel: +1 609 448 1000
A business development association for companies that manufacture, distribute or provide services to the pharmaceutical, chemical and related industries.
Federal Trade Commission
Tel: +1 202 326 2222
Federation of American Hospitals (FAH)
Tel: +1 202 624 1500
Trade association with members representing privately owned hospitals and health care facilities.
Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Tel: +1 888 463 6332
Federal agency for consumer protection and for business, including competition jurisdiction.
FDA Division of Small Manufacturers, International and Consumer Assistance (DSMICA)
Tel: +1 240 276 3150
Tel: +1 650 289 0860
Foresight focuses on nanotechnology and systems that will enhance knowledge exchange and critical discussion.
Medical Development Group Inc. (MDG)
A medical device and technology networking organisation with the purpose of enhancing business development opportunities for its members.
Medical Device Manufacturers Association
Tel: +1 202 354 7171
A national trade association that represents independent manufacturers of medical devices, diagnostic products and health-care information systems. MDMA seeks to improve the quality of patient care by encouraging the development of new medical technology and fostering the availability of beneficial innovative products.
National Council on Patient Information & Education (NCPIE)
Tel: +1 301 656 8565
NCPIE is a nonprofit coalition dedicated to improving health care and professional–patient communication about the safe, appropriate use of medicines.
National Science Foundation
Tel: +1 703 292 5111
An independant federal agency created to promote the progess of science, including the advancement of the national health, prosperity and welfare.
New England Fiberoptic Council (NEFC)
Tel: +1 617 548 6332
NEFC is an organisation of individual members and corporate sponsors engaged in the research, education, manufacturing or application of fibreoptic products.
Tel: +44 1789 450 787
A coalition of individuals, patients groups, charities, professional medical groups and industry allies that work together to promote timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.
Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs (BEUC)
Tel: +32 2 743 1590
The European Consumers Organisation. Represents national consumer organisations in all EU member states and some nonEU countries. A constituent member of the European Consumer Committee Group.
Tel: +32 2 706 8960
European trade association for the radiological, electromedical and health-care IT industry.
Comité Electrotechnique Belge (CEB)
Tel: +32 2 706 8570
Organisation involved in drafting Belgian, European and international electrotechnical standards.
ECRI (Europe Office)
Tel: +44 1707 831 001
Independent, nonprofit health services research agency that focuses on improving the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.
EDANA, International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries
Tel: +32 2 734 9310
European trade association for nonwovens, medical nonwovens and hygiene products.
EDQM European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Health Care
Tel: +33 3 8841 3030
European pharmacopoeia/OMCL network/biological standardisation programme certification of suitability of the European pharmacopoeia monographs.
Tel: +32 2 772 2212
Eucomed represents the interests of the majority of the nonpharmaceutical European medical technology industry.
EUROM VI Medical Technology
Tel: +49 30 4140 210
The objectives of Eurom VI are to define and promote the interests of its members and to promote the cooperation of the European medical technology industry.
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC)
Tel: +32 2 519 6871
CENELEC aims to prepare voluntary electrotechnical standards for the European market. It has 30 country members and eight affiliates at European level. CENELEC also seeks to coordinate voluntary certification and testing schemes for electrotechnology.
European Committee for Standardisation (CEN)
Tel: +32 2 550 08 11
CEN contributes to the objectives of the EU with voluntary technical standards that promote free trade, the safety of workers and consumers, interoperability of networks, environmental protection, exploitation of research and development programmes, and public procurement.
European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI)
Tel: +32 2 676 7260
Trade association representing manufacturers of plasticisers, alcohols and acids and PVC.
European Economic and Social Committee
Tel: +32 2 546 90 11
An appointed body of 344 members that advises the Council of Ministers on legislation.
European Health Industry Business Communications Council (EHIBCC)
Nonprofitmaking international association that promotes a uniform European standard for health care barcoding.
European Medical Device Distributors Alliance (EMDDA bv)
Tel: +39 049 775 477
An alliance that offers a European distribution network for medical devices.
Health Care Without Harm
Tel: +44 1392 431 304
A global coalition of organisations in more than 50 countries working to reduce pollution in the heatlh care sector.
Health First Europe
European Medicines Agency (EMEA)
Tel: + 44 20 7418 8400
Coordinates the evaluation and supervision of medicinal products throughout the EU.
Tel: +352 4300 27072
The elected body that advises the Council of Ministers on legislation. Of particular interest to the medical device and diagnostic manufacturing industry are the Committee on Environment, Public Health, the Consumer Protection Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, and the Industrial Policy Committee on Energy, Research and Technology.
Union Européenne des Médecins Specialistes (UEMS)
Tel: +32 2 649 5164
European union of medical specialists.
Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA)
Tel: +1 202 974 5200
A special purpose group of the society of the plastics industry that promotes single-use worldwide.
Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) and HIDA Education Foundation
Tel: +1 703 549 4432
International trade association representing medical products distributors.
Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)
Tel: +1 847 981 0100
IEST is an international professional society with members in contamination control; design, test, and evaluation; and product reliability sectors.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Tel: +43 1 2600 0
The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Tel: +41 22 919 0211
Publisher of international standards relating to medical equipment.
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations (IFPMA)
Tel: +41 22 338 3200
International Irradiation Association
Tel: +1 613 260 9589
A global hub for the collection and dissemination of information on all scientific, regulatory, legislative and business developments relating to the industrial irradiation industry.
International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
Tel: +41 22 749 01 11
Worldwide federation of national standards bodies.
International Risk Governance Council
Tel: +41 22 795 1730
Independent organisation whose purpose is to help the understanding and management of global risks that have an impact on human health and safety, the environment, the economy and society.
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Tel: +1 919 485 8700
Specialises in chemical nomenclature, terminology, standardised methods for measurement, atomic weights and other critically evaluated data.
The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA)
Tel: +20 7538 9502
Nonprofit global organisation seeking to advance the regulatory affairs profession through education and information.
World Economic Forum
Tel: +41 22 869 1212
Independent international organisation committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
Tel: +41 22 338 9111
Specialised agency of the United Nations System responsible for the promotion of the protection of intellectual property worldwide.
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