Eucomed represents the medical technology industry in Europe. Our mission is to make modern, innovative and reliable medical technology available to more people. Eucomed members include both national and pan-European trade and product associations as well as medical technology manufacturers. In total we represent around 25,000 designers, manufacturers and suppliers of medical technology used in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and amelioration of disease and disability. The industry we represent employs more than 575,000 people, with a market size that is estimated at roughly € 100 billion in Europe and encompasses more than 500,000 different medical technologies from sticking plasters and wheel chairs through to pacemakers and replacement joints. Eucomed promotes a balanced policy environment that enables our industry to meet the growing healthcare needs and expectations of our stakeholders. We maintain a close dialogue with them and demonstrate the value of medical technology through health-economic research, data collection, membership services and clear communications. Our secretariat comprises some 30 experts who are in continuous contact with EU stakeholders, and we and our members are committed to ensure that fundamental collaboration with healthcare professionals adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards.