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European medical technology day - Euromedicine '95

A European medical technology day, Euromedecine '95, will take place in Montpellier, France, on 10 November 1995. The event is being organized by the European Commission and will take place within the context of the implementation of the European Directive on Medical Devices a...

10 November 1995 - 10 November 1995
France

A European medical technology day, Euromedecine '95, will take place in Montpellier, France, on 10 November 1995. The event is being organized by the European Commission and will take place within the context of the implementation of the European Directive on Medical Devices and the Fourth Framework Programme.

Medical technologies are generally high added value activities of a multidisciplinary and multisectorial nature. They go beyond the focused objectives of the 15 specific programmes in which the RTD activity (Activity I) of the Fourth Framework Programme is sub-divided: five of them can fund research projects related to medical technologies. It is therefore difficult for researchers and industries active in the sector to have the comprehensive view of the possibilities offered by EU-funded RTD programmes that would allow them to propose projects that would fit to their own objectives.

The EU has seized the opportunity offered by Euromedecine '95 to organize a parallel one-day event during which most EU regulatory and RTD activities related to medical technologies will be presented. For the first time, EU officials will present in a systematic way the different research programmes providing EU funding to projects in the area of medical technologies. A presentation will also demonstrate the changing regulatory environment following the implementation of the Directive on Medical Devices and the additional modifications that the future Directive on in-vitro diagnostics is likely to bring. This will allow participants to have a global view of how EU activities are shaping European medical markets and research activities.

After each programme presentation, leaders of European consortia funded by the respective programme will describe their particular projects, illustrating how research and development teams associating companies, research organizations and universities from different Member States can design and carry out common RTD activities. Use of the project to consolidate partnerships and of the results to strengthen the competitiveness of European industry and the quality of medical services will be highlighted. This should allow the participants to better see how their particular RTD objectives could fit in the EU research framework.
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EUROMEDICINE
Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon Technopole
Hotel de Montpellier District
La Coupole
Antigone
BP 9531
275 rue Leon Blum
34045 Montpellier cedex 01
France
Tel. +33-67136108; Fax +33-67136160