Medical Devices in the World

  • WHO

    World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.


    International Medical Device Regulators Forum is a voluntary group of medical device regulators from around the world who have come together to build on the strong foundational work of the Global Harmonization Task Force on Medical Devices (GHTF), and to accelerate international medical device regulatory harmonization and convergence.

  • MedTech Europe

    MedTech Europe (previously Eucomed and EDMA) is the single association that represents the medical technology sector in Europe, from diagnosis to cure. Its mission is to make modern, innovative and reliable medical technology available to more people. MedTech Europe aims to further increase the recognition of the role that medical technology plays in delivering innovative and efficient solutions to cover the growing needs of patients and of health care providers.

  • AdvaMed

    The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) is a medical device trade association. AdvaMed members consist of medical technology companies. AdvaMed advocates for a legal, regulatory and economic climate that advances global health care by assuring patients can have access to the benefits of medical technology.

  • 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.


    DITTA is the global voice for diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, healthcare IT, electromedical and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers to better communicate, coordinate and collaborate on matters of common interest between participating associations and member companies. DITTA enables participating associations and their member companies to work more effectively with international policymakers, organizations, professional associations and stakeholders.


    COCIR is the voice of the European Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry. COCIR is a non-profit trade association, founded in 1959, representing the medical technology industry in Europe. COCIR's members play a driving role in developing the future of healthcare in Europe and worldwide.