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About GMTA

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.

Find out more about GMTA's governance, mission and objectives

ASSOCIATION MEMBERS OF GMTA

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

Associations members of GMTA
ASSOCIATION NAME ACRONYM / WEBSITE / CONTACT COUNTRY / REGION
Advanced Medical Technology Association AdvaMed
Ralph F. Ives
Executive Vice President
rives@advamed.org
United States
Asia-Pacific Medical Technology Association APACMed
Fredrik Nyberg
Chief Executive Officer
fnyberg@apacmed.org
Asia-Pacific
Association of Research Based Medical Technology Manufacturers in Turkey ARTED
Dr. (Ms) Dilek Bayraktar
Secretary General
genelsekreter@arted.org.tr
Turkey
Brazilian Association of Imported Medical Technology Abimed
Carlos Goulart
Executive Director
Carlos.goulart@abimed.org.br
Brazil
Bundesverband Medizintechnologie BvMed
Joachim M. Schmitt
President
Schmitt@bvmed.org.de
Germany
Cậmara Brazileira de Diagnόstico Laboratorial CBDL
Carlos Gouvea
Executive Director
ccgouvea@gmail.com
Brazil
Canada's Medical Technology Companies MEDEC
Stephen Dibert
International Affairs
Stephen@dibert.ca
Canada
Chinese Medical Devices Industry Association CAMDI
Jiang Feng
jiangfeng@camdi.org and medicaljiang@163.com
China
MedTech Europe MTE
Jesus Rueda
Regulatory Director
j.rueda@medtecheurope.org
Europe
International Medical Device Manufacturers Association IMEDA
Sergey Kolosov
Executive Director
S.Kolosov@IMEDA.ru
Russia
Irish Medical Devices Association IMDA
Aine Fox
Director, IBEC
Aine.Fox@ibec.ie 
Ireland
Irish Medical Technology Suppliers Association IMSTA
Justin Carty
Chief Executive
Justin.carty@imsta.le
Ireland
IVD Australia Limited IVD Australia
Wendy-Jane Morrow
CEO, IVD Australia
ceo@ivd.org.au
Australia
The Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations JFMDA
Koji Sekiguchi, Chair, International Policy and Strategy Committee Sekiguchi.koji@panasonic-healthcare.com
Japan
Korea Medical Device Industry Association KMDIA
Rachel Kim
Rachel.Kim@ge.com
Korea
Medical Technology Industry of Denmark MEDICOINDUSTRIEN
Peter Hundley
Chief Executive Officer
medico@medicoindustrien.dk
Denmark

 

Medical Technology Association of Australia MTAA
Valerie Theisz
vtheisz@mtaa.org.au  
Australia
Middle East & North Africa Medical Technology Association Mecomed
Dr. Inna Nadelwais
Inna.nadelwais@medcomed.com
Executive Manager
www.mecomed.com
Middle East
Medical Technology Association of New Zealand MTANZ
Faye Sumner
Chief Executive Officer
faye@mtanz.org.nz
New Zealand
Mexican Association of Innovative Medical Devices AMID
Edgar Romero, President edgar_romero@edwards.com
Mexico
South African Medical Device Industry Association SAMED
Tanya Vogt
Executive Officer
Tanya@samed.org.za
South Africa
Thailand Medical Device Association THAIMED
Preecha Bhandtivej
President
THAIMED@truemail.co.th
Thailand
Association of British Healthcare Mike Kreuzer
Executive Director
Mike.Kreuzer@abhi.org.uk
UK

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP OF GMTA

Associate membership of GMTA
Association of National Enterprises of Colombia ANDI
Marisol Sánchez Gomez
Executive Director
msanchez@andi.com.co
Colombia

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP OF GMTA

Affiliate membership of GMTA
Global Medical Device Nomenclature GMDN
Mark Wasmuth
Chief Executive Officer
Mark.wasmuth@gmdnagency.org
Global

GMTA Membership - June 2017 [PDF]

 

 

GMTA Governance

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updated January 2013

Mission

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

Objectives

The objects or purpose of GMTA include:

  • Development and dissemination of information pertaining to medical technology policies and issues on a global basis
  • Coordination of common policy positions for effective representation at a global level of the medical technology industry, generally and in forums such as World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank (WB), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Encouragement of an international policy environment that supports the development of the medical technology industry, including harmonised regulatory systems, appropriate payment levels, efficient coverage determination systems, patient access to medical technologies, and a strong intellectual property system to support technology research and development and promote equitable access to medical devices
  • Promotion of, and support for, principles of ethical conduct and practices in the marketing and distribution of medical technology products
  • Liaison with other international bodies such as patient associations and professional societies, and
  • Support for, and/or liaison with, international collaborative forums that can advance the GMTA Mission, such as the Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF), the Global Medical Device Nomenclature Agency (GMDN), Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP), Latin American Harmonization Working Party (LAHWP), Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi), and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).

Membership

(a) Full members
  • National medical technology associations which are formally constituted organisations comprised of companies which manufacture or supply medical technology
  • Regional medical technology associations which are formally constituted organisations comprised of national associations and/or companies which manufacture or supply medical technology
  • Associations from the same national or regional area which are formally constituted organisations comprised of national associations and/or companies from a specialist industry sector (eg. devices, imaging, diagnostics)
(b) Associate members
  • Formally constituted organisations which provide business representation at a national level and which provide support to the medical technology industry but which are not specialist medical technology associations (eg medical device committees of national chambers of commerce)
(c) Affiliate members
  • Formally constituted organisations that are not full members but which support the operations of the industry (eg. GS1 Healthcare).

Membership criteria

(a) Full members

The criteria for full membership include:

  • Each member association must have a code of business practices consistent with the GMTA objective of supporting principles of ethical conduct and practices in the marketing and distribution of medical technology products
  • The member association must be representative of the medical technology industry in its territory by virtue of the number of members, diversity of members, and period for which it has been established
  • Agreement to accept and abide by GMTA's governance framework.
(b) Associate members

The criteria for associate membership include:

  • Agreement to accept and abide by GMTA's governance framework.
(c) Affiliate members

The criteria for affiliate membership include:

  • Agreement to accept and abide by GMTA's governance framework.

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.

Policy development

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.

Decision Making

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 members3, with broad representation across GMTA geographies indicate their support – and no sustained opposition – then the GMTA logo may be affixed to the proposal, and the document then becomes an official GMTA document.

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.

Use of GMTA name and logo

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 Membership: The Value Proposition

What is GMTA?

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.

Being a member

Membership of GMTA provides:

  • a forum for collaboration and consultations with other national and regional associations;
  • a means of sharing information about major market developments affecting the industry;
  • the opportunity for engagement with policy makers at global level;
  • participation in development of policies on behalf of the global industry for advocacy with decision makers in the international policy environment;
  • a shared commitment to, and implementation of,  ethical principles of business behaviour; and
  • liaison and collaboration with international bodies to support the industry's objectives in mutually beneficial ways.

Structure of GMTA

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.

Criteria for membership

  • Each member association must have a code of business practices consistent with the GMTA objective of supporting principles of ethical conduct and practices in the marketing and distribution of medical technology products;
  • The member association must be representative of the medical technology industry in its territory by virtue of the number of members, diversity of members, and period for which it has been established.
  • Alliance members agree to accept and abide by GMTA's governance framework.
  • Members support Alliance objectives at national, regional, and international levels.

How to become a GMTA Member

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.

Contact GMTA

info@globalmedicaltechnologyalliance.org