Eucomed launches portal on market access in European countries

Press release

Brussels, 14 March 2013 - Eucomed, the European Medical Technology Industry Association, announced today the launch of its Reimbursement Portal, a visual overview of national reimbursement systems and critical information on how to obtain reimbursement in these European and neighbouring countries. Available at fundingmedtech.eu, the service enables medical device manufacturers to develop a better understanding of the process of obtaining reimbursement, allowing them to develop more effective funding and reimbursement strategies. Eucomed members can benefit from a special discount up to 30%, while other medical device manufacturers who are member of Eucomed’s national association members will receive a discount up to 20%.

The tool differs from other offerings on the market in terms of scope and consistency. Companies looking for comprehensive reports on various EU markets no longer have to rely on a multitude of offerings. Fundingmedtech.eu facilitates access to this data at one, centralised location.

“Medtech companies need a trustworthy source of up-to-date information about the reimbursement systems, pathways to and requirements for seeking reimbursement,” said Yves Verboven, Eucomed’s Head of Economic Affairs. “We know that European markets are diverse; there are as many reimbursement systems as there are countries. That is why we developed fundingmedtech.eu to offer high-quality, ever expanding information.”

At launch, fundingmedtech.eu will offer reports on national healthcare and reimbursement systems for the major European markets. Starting today, the tool will cover Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. New countries will be added on a regular basis, with Poland and Turkey becoming available this April.

“We are convinced that fundingmedtech.eu will provide the needed insights into reimbursement in Europe”, said Serge Bernasconi, CEO Eucomed. “It is clear that there is a lack of understanding of the effective functioning of reimbursement systems and fundingmedtech.eu will help to address this need”.

About fundingmedtech.eu

The Reimbursement of Medical Devices website is a single point of contact to continuously quality information on healthcare systems and reimbursement pathways of medical devices. The portal is developed and supported by Eucomed, the European medical technology industry association. The content of the products offered is developed by and property of Eucomed preferred partners Hull Associates. and Synergus , experts in field of reimbursement. Visit fundingmedtech.eu

About Eucomed

Eucomed is the European medical technology industry association. Its mission is to make modern, innovative and reliable medical technology available to more people. Eucomed represents directly and indirectly 25,000 designers, manufacturers and suppliers of medical technology used in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and amelioration of disease and disability. Small and medium sized companies make up more than 95% of this sector. The European medical technology industry generates annual sales of €100 billion, is the industry having most patent applications of all industries and employs around 575,000 highly skilled workers. Eucomed is a member of MedTech Europe, an alliance of European medical technology industry associations. For more information visit www.eucomed.org

About Synergus

Synergus provides services in Reimbursement & Health Economics and Quality & Regulatory for Medical Device Companies. We provide services from basic knowledge, strategic analysis & advice to hands-on market access and implementation.

About Hull Associates

Hull Associates is a specialized government affairs and reimbursement consultancy, focusing on medical device and diagnostics issues in the major markets outside of the United States.