FENIN Federacion Espanola de Empresas de Tecnologia Sanitaria

Fenin’s "Networking Breakfasts" will be held, concentrating on topics that are current for the sector

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The German city of Düsseldorf is hosting this European healthcare event from the 16th to the 19th of November

• On Fenin’s stand, 16D55 some “Networking Breakfasts” will be held, concentrating on topics that are current for the sector such as the new training tools (Tuesday, the 17th of November); European regulation (Wednesday, the 18th of November) and innovation in healthcare technology (Thursday, the 19th of November).

Madrid, 12th of November, 2015.- On behalf of ICEX (España Exportación e Inversiones), The Spanish Federation of Healthcare Technology Companies (FENIN), is calling for participation in the Group Pavilion at the 46th edition of the International Trade Fair, MEDICA 2015, which will be held in Düsseldorf (Germany) from the 16th to the 19th of November, 2015. At this event, Fenin will have two stands located at 16D55 and 5B40. On one of them the professional meetings “Networking Breakfasts” will be organised, aimed at projecting the visibility and spreading the value of our healthcare technology on international markets.
Likewise, on Fenin’s (stand 16 D55), on Tuesday, the 17th of November, at 10.30-11 am, the first meeting will be held that will cover the start up of the To Health Online course, run by the experts Carlos Atienza, director of the Healthcare Technology Area at the Valencia Biomechanics Institute (IBV); Xavier Canals, director of Tecno-med Ingenieros and vice-chairman of the Spanish Electro-medicine Society (SEEIC), and Claire Murphy, a consultant from Tecno-med Ingenieros. The ‘To Health’ online course, prepared within the Framework Programme as part of the European Commission for Education and Culture, Lifelonglearning (Leonardo Da Vinci), by several different European institutions with wide-ranging experience in the field of healthcare products, R&D, IT and e-learning services, is aimed at training and improving the skills and knowledge held by the companies involved in the design, development, manufacturing and distribution of healthcare products, by the manufacturers from other sectors that are considering diversifying their area of activity towards this sector, as well as any professionals who wish to act as external consultants.
The second working breakfast will be on Wednesday, the 18th of November, at 10.30-11 am. It will analyse the European Regulation of Healthcare Products and it will be directed by María Aláez, the Federation’s Technical Manager. At this meeting the main points of the European regulation proposals prepared by the European Commission on the subject of Healthcare and In Vitro Diagnosis products will be up-dated. After three years of debate, the final approval of these will help to strengthen the safety of the medical devices that are marketed in the European Union; to increase the competitiveness of the European companies and to accelerate European patients’ access to any new and innovative products.

The programme for these working breakfasts will conclude on Thursday, the 19th of November, at 10.30-11 am with the Spanish Platform for Innovation in Healthcare Technology’s presentation, by its coordinator, Ángel Lanuza. This Platform, which started operating in 2010, is recognised and supported by the Spanish Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness. Institutions with common interests in the field of health technology work in it, such as hospitals, healthcare research institutes, universities and other organisations, providing information about the current state of innovation in medical and health technology, as well as the tools necessary to develop projects that generate business opportunities for the industry.

For further information, please visit: www.spanishcompanies-medica.com .

About Fenin
The Spanish Federation of Healthcare Technology Companies (Fenin), an essential partner in the healthcare system, represents the interests and values of over 500 manufacturing and distributing companies in Spain, making up over 80% of the business’ total turnover. The national market forms part, along with Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy, of the five countries that represent 75% of the European market. The value of the Healthcare Technology sector’s exports reaches 2,205 million euros. This figure shows the strength of our industrial fabric outside our borders. Likewise, the Healthcare Technology sector has been identified as one of the priority markets within the State Innovation Strategy.

HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY FROM SPAIN is the brand name that groups together the Spanish companies from the sector to give greater visibility to Spanish healthcare technology abroad. http://www.healthcaretechnologyfromspain.com/

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