GMTA is the Global Medical Technology Alliance. Its members are national or regional medical technology associations, which represent innovative companies that currently develop and manufacture 85 percent of the world's medical devices, diagnostics and equipment. It provides a forum for the development and advocacy of policies that support innovation in medical technology to address patients' healthcare needs. Medical technologies save, support, and improve lives every day around the world. Please go to "About GMTA" for membership criteria and process, and for the governance rules.
The GMTA membership includes associations, which have member companies and, in some cases, other associations as members. Each association listed as a GMTA member maintains its own list of members. Inquiries about the membership of each association should be directed to that association.
= Founding members
|ACRONYM / WEBSITE / CONTACT
|COUNTRY / REGION
|Advanced Medical Technology Association
Executive Vice President
Argentine Chamber of Medical Products, Implants and Equipment
|Asia-Pacific Medical Technology Association
Chief Executive Officer
|Association of National Enterprises of Colombia Medical Device Chamber
|ANDI - CDMIS
Marisol Sánchez Gomez
Executive Director email@example.com
|Association of Market Operators of Medical Devices
Mrs. Darya Bondarenko (Doroshchuk)
|Association of Research Based Medical Technology Manufacturers in Turkey
Ms. Elif Özman Pusat
|Brazilian High-Technology Health Products Industry Association
Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
|Brazilian Innovative Health Industry Alliance
José Márcio Cerqueira Gomes
Executive Director email@example.com
|Brazilian In-Vitro Diagnostics Chamber
Dr. Marc-Pierre Möll
|Canada's Medical Technology Companies
International Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org
|Chilean Medical Device Association
Gabriela Garnham Moccetti
General Manager email@example.com
|Chinese Medical Devices Industry Association
Dr.firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
|Ecuadorian Medical Product Distributers and Importers Association
Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
|Inter-American Coalition for Regulatory Convergence for the Medical Technology Sector
|Sandra Ligia González
Executive Secretary email@example.com
|International Medical Device Manufacturers Association
Eoghan O’Faolin Director
|HeathTech Ireland Association
Chief Executive firstname.lastname@example.org
|IVD Australia Limited
CEO, IVD Australia
|The Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations
|Korea Medical Device Industry Association
|Medical Device Manufacturers Association
|Medical Technology Association of Australia
Chief Executive Officer Iburgess@mtaa.org.au
|Medical Technology Industry of Denmark
Chief Executive Officer ph.medicoindustrien.dk
|Medical Technology Association of Middle East and Africa
Dr. Inna Nadelwais
Executive Manager Inna.email@example.com
|Medical Technology Association of New Zealand
Chief Executive Officer
Director, International Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mexican Association of Innovative Medical Devices
Executive Officer Ana.email@example.com
|South African Medical Device Industry Association
|Southern African Laboratory Diagnostics Association
Members of the Global Medical Technology Alliance (GMTA) support the objectives of providing safe, effective and innovative medical technology that saves and enhances lives, benefiting people and society. The GMTA is a forum in which members exchange information and jointly develop and advocate policies that encourage innovation to address patients' healthcare needs.1
The objects or purpose of GMTA include:
The criteria for full membership include:
The criteria for associate membership include:
The criteria for affiliate membership include:
A potential member must submit a formal application in writing to the co-chairs of GMTA (see footnote 2) who will determine the eligibility of the applicant. The members of GMTA will formally accept or reject the application at the next GMTA meeting following submission of the application.
The following process applies for development and adherence to policy positions of GMTA.
Any GMTA member may present a draft policy paper for consideration by GMTA members. The paper should define the issue, provide background and present recommendations for GMTA consideration.
If the member wants the paper to be considered for discussion at the next GMTA meeting, the paper must be distributed at least 30 days in advance to allow members to consult their members. The paper should be sent to the current chair2 of the GMTA for immediate distribution to the entire membership. The paper will be discussed at the meeting, with a timetable established for decision making. The sponsor must also indicate how the proposal would be used – e.g., for a specific upcoming meeting of an international organization, for general advocacy with third parties, or for internal GMTA use.
The members of GMTA have agreed to an opt-in process for decision-making, in which a GMTA member must indicate to the GMTA chair that it is prepared to accept a proposal on behalf of the member association.
After a proposal is debated and, if needed, revised, the chair or the proponent may solicit each member's support. A member may, at that time, indicate: (a) support; (b) non-support; (c) still considering. If five or more GMTA members
If the GMTA approves a particular policy proposal, any members that could not initially support a proposal could opt-in at a later date. That is, those GMTA members in the (b) or (c) categories could indicate support when their membership has given approval.
Except as provided in this clause, no individual member of GMTA may use the GMTA logo or name or purport to represent GMTA. The logo and name may only be used on material reflecting the consensus position of GMTA members (as outlined in the previous paragraph), and to represent collective GMTA views and advocacy as agreed by GMTA members. A full member may use the logo and name on its website with a link to the GMTA website, to denote membership of GMTA. If the member ceases to be a member of GMTA it must immediately remove the logo, name and link to the GMTA website.
1 "Medical technology" is used here to mean medical devices, medical equipment and diagnostic products. This term does not include pharmaceuticals or vaccines.
2 The chair currently alternates between AdvaMed and Eucomed, with each association chairing GMTA for six months with AdvaMed from March to October, and Eucomed from October to the following March.
3 One of the main purposes of the GMTA is to reflect the medical technology industry's views on a global basis. In that respect, associations in the GMTA should have members that operate internationally and not sell just in their respective home country markets.
GMTA is the Global Medical Technology Alliance.
Its members are national or regional medical technology associations, which represent innovative companies that currently develop and manufacture over 85 percent of the world's medical devices, diagnostics and equipment.
It provides a forum for the development and advocacy of policies that support innovation in medical technology to address patients' healthcare needs. Medical technologies save, support, and improve lives every day around the world.
Membership of GMTA provides:
GMTA is an unincorporated entity with the members bound by agreement to a governance framework.
The GMTA meets in person twice each year (spring and fall), with teleconferencing dial-in permitted, and by online information sharing and decision-making between formal meetings.
The working language is English.
The head of an association meeting the above criteria should send an e-mail to GlobalMedicalTechnologyAlliance.Org indicating your interest in membership and a very brief explanation of how your association meets the membership criteria.
The GMTA Secretariat will acknowledge receipt of the request within 10 days.
The GMTA membership will vote on each application in accordance with its governance process.