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COVID-19

The health and well-being of Canadians is of the utmost importance to Medtech Canada. Our members provide products and technologies that are of critical importance to the delivery of health care such as diagnostic tests that enable the diagnosis of disease, personal protective equipment for front-line health care workers and respiratory support equipment that aid in the healing of the sick.

Our association is working closely with government departments of health and economic development across Canada to seek to ensure the continuity of critical areas of the health care supply chain. We will continue working with our government and health system partners every day to assist in any way we can to address COVID-19 and maintain the health of Canadians.Many measures have been taken since this pandemic started in Canada and this page will seek to share relevant information relating to medical technology and COVID-19 in Canada.

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Looking to register or supply COVID-19 products? Click HERE

 


*NEW* Webinar Recording_COVID-19 Medical Device Authorization: Ventilators / Autorisation des instruments médicaux destinés à être utilisés à l’égard de la COVID-19 : Ventilateurs

Click on the link below to view Medtech Canada’s bilingual webinar event recording: COVID-19 Medical Device Authorization: Ventilators / Autorisation des instruments médicaux destinés à être utilisés à l’égard de la COVID-19 : Ventilateurs presented by Ellie (Eliane) Barras, Senior Regulatory Affairs OfficerMedical Devices Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch & Lisa-Gaye Pryce, Ventilator IO Applications & Senior Scientific Evaluator, General & Restorative Devices Review Division, Medical Devices Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada.Health Canada provides a high-level overview of the various pathways to market access for COVID-19 medical devices. Specific technical requirements for ventilator authorizations are discussed.

During the webinar recording, a correction is noted on slide 10, please find corrected slides below:

IMPORTANT: Pause the event recording to make notes and bookmark applicable links (click on links directly in the presentation displayed in the recording). Health Canada is regularly updating information available online. Please click HERE to subscribe to the Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed to obtain links to new Medical Devices information when it is posted online. It is highly recommended that you bookmark applicable links for your organization’s application needs and review links regularly, as updated information continues to be added.

 

Webinar Recording _ COVID-19 Medical Device Authorization: in vitro Diagnostic Devices / Autorisation des instruments médicaux destinés à être utilisés à l’égard de la COVID-19: instruments diagnostiques in vitro

Click on the link below to view Medtech Canada’s bilingual webinar event recording: COVID-19 Medical Device Authorization: in vitro Diagnostic Devices / Autorisation des instruments médicaux destinés à être utilisés à l’égard de la COVID-19: instruments diagnostiques in vitro. Health Canada representatives provide a high-level overview of the various pathways to market access for COVID-19 medical in vitro diagnostic devices. Specific technical requirements for diagnostic COVID-19 medical device authorizations were discussed.

Click on the following applicable link to access the important serology based tests guidance document referenced during the presentation.

IMPORTANT: Pause the event recording to make notes and bookmark applicable links (click on links directly in the presentation displayed in the recording). Health Canada is regularly updating information available online. Please click HERE to subscribe to the Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed to obtain links to new Medical Devices information when it is posted online. It is highly recommended that you bookmark applicable links for your organization’s application needs and review links regularly, as updated information continues to be added.

 

COVID-19 Medical Device Authorization: Personal Protective Equipment Webinar Recording

Click on the applicable link below to view Medtech Canada’s webinar event recording: COVID-19 Medical Device Authorization: Personal Protective Equipment (in English or French). Hear Health Canada representatives explain the pathways to market access developed specifically for COVID-19 medical devices with a focus on personal protective equipment. IMPORTANT: Pause the event recording to make notes and bookmark applicable links (click on links directly in the presentation displayed in the recording). Health Canada is regularly updating information available online. Please click HERE to subscribe to the Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed to obtain links to new Medical Devices information when it is posted online. It is highly recommended that you bookmark applicable links for your organization’s application needs and review links regularly, as updated information continues to be added.


About Medtech Canada

Medtech Canada is the national association that represents the medical technology industry in Canada.We’re working closely with government officials in health and economic development across Canada to facilitate connections with companies and proactively seek to ensure the continuity of critical areas of the health care supply chain.  We’re also working to ensure that governments are taking measures to facilitate expedited access to necessary products during this difficult time and are helping to improve the efficiency of communication between our industry and government departments.

Click here to view the statement on COVID-19 from Brian Lewis, President & CEO, Medtech Canada.


Medtech Canada a signatory to Coalition Statement on Reinforcing Business Ethics and Integrity amidst COVID-19

On April 27, the Inter-American Coalition for Business Ethics in the Medical Technology Sector issued a statement on reinforcing business ethics and integrity amidst COVID-19. Medtech Canada is a member of this coalition and our association supports this statement and the principles linked within it. 

The statement in French can be found HERE

 


 

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Medtech Canada is the national association representing the medical technology industry in Canada. Our association advocates for achieving patient access to leading edge, innovative technology solutions that provide valuable outcomes. Our members are committed to providing safe and innovative medical technologies that enhance the quality of patient care, improve patient access to health care, and help enable the sustainability of our health care system. The medical technology industry in Canada employs over 35,000 Canadians in approximately 1,500 facilities across the country.



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