APACMed has been formally accepted as an Official Liaison Member of AHWP
The Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed), representing manufacturers and suppliers of medical equipment, devices and in-vitro diagnostics, industry associations, and other key stakeholders in the medical technology industry, has been named an official liaison member of the Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP), a voluntary group of regulators and industry members, whose seeks to promote harmonisation of medical device regulations in the region. Among APACMed’s industry association partners, India’s medtech sector is represented by NATHEALTH.
This marks a milestone for the Singapore-based regional trade association, whose mission is to improve the standard of care for patients through innovative collaboration among stakeholders to jointly shape the future of healthcare in Asia.
“Over the last two years, APACMed has established itself as a key player on the international scene. The association is represented at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Regulatory Harmonisation Steering Committee (APEC RHSC) as Industry Coalition Lead, and is also a member of Global Medical Technology Alliance (GMTA). It also counts many local associations such as Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA), Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) as its members. We look forward to collaborating with the association to achieve our mission to promote regulatory harmonisation for medical devices in Asia and beyond,” said AHWP Chair Dr Hee-kyo Jeong, Director-General of Medical Device Evaluation Department, Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS).
“We are delighted to be partnering with AHWP. Under the leadership of its Chair, Dr Hee-kyo Jeong, the AHWP has expanded its memberships and is expected to have an impressive thirty countries as member economies. APACMed’s strength lies in both its broad industry representation, from SMEs to MNCs across the region, and its solid relationships with regulatory authorities, healthcare professionals and academics. We hope that bringing this collective expertise closer to AHWP members will enable us to make a significant contribution to harmonisation and support the regulatory capacity building efforts in the region,” said Fredrik Nyberg, CEO, APACMed.
APACMed was named as Official Liaison Member during the 21st AHWP Annual Meeting held in Cebu, Philippines.