Confindustria medical devices, Assortopedia enters and the presidency team expands
The representation base of companies in the sector has been enlarged. Silvia De Dominicis, CEO of Johnson & Johnson Medical Spa, appointed Vice President with responsibility for Legal and Regulatory Affairs. Boggetti: “A further step in the process of merging the entire supply chain into a single trade association”
Confindustria Medical Devices further expands its representation base and announces, on the occasion of the Ordinary Assembly, the entry into the Federation of Assortopedia, the National Association of orthopedic companies, which operate in the sector of production and distribution of medical devices for people disabled.
Assortopedia, which brings together 100 companies and has 1,200 employees, including 300 orthopedic technicians for a market of over 150 million in turnover, will thus become part of the varied world of Confindustria Medical Devices from January 2021, which today represents 4,000 companies, employing almost 80,000 employees, generating a market worth 16.5 billion euros between exports and the domestic market.
The president of Confindustria Medical Devices, Massimiliano Boggetti, underlined how “the entry of Assortopedia is a further, important step in the process of uniting the entire supply chain of medical devices in a single category association”.
"We are joining a federation that is suitable for representing us with conviction: medical devices are our world and we are convinced that only by forming a common front will we be able to bring before the political decision-makers the requests that we feel are collective", comments Alessandro Maggi, president of Assortopedia. "Assortopedia, together with Confindustria Medical Devices, aims to provide increasingly innovative and cutting-edge aids, to offer its expertise in favor of the medical profession and universities and to represent, in the most interesting technical tables, all those companies that assist 2 and a half million frail citizens every year thanks to the devices provided by orthopedic companies”May concluded.
The meeting was also an opportunity to present the expansion of the presidency team with the appointment of Silvia De Dominicis, CEO of Johnson & Johnson Medical Spa, as Vice President with responsibility for legal and regulatory affairs and the appointment of two new members of the General Council: Katia Accorsi (Roche Diagnostics) and Marco Greco (Fresenius Medical Care).
Among the objectives of the vice presidency of Silvia De Dominicis, the enhancement of technological innovation of device towards the Italian and European market and the awareness of stakeholders on the need for regulatory simplification and the procurement code, in order to make the procurement market leaner and more competitive. The Vice-President will also follow the legal issues of impact on the sector.
"I am very proud to be part of a sector incredibly devoted to innovation and which, today more than ever, has demonstrated its importance for the health and well-being of citizens", commented Silvia De Dominicis, new Vice President of Confindustria Medical Devices . “My appointment coincides with a period full of challenges for the European medical device market, where geopolitical dynamics such as Brexit open up unprecedented scenarios, but capable of representing unmissable opportunities for repositioning and dialogue”.
Ed.: There are about 200 companies associated with Farmindustria, about fifty with Assogenerici, 220 associated with Federsalus (association of supplement manufacturers), 4,100 members of Confindustria Devices, plus an unknown number of dermocosmetic producers, plus paediatricians milk for infants, plus non-registered ones, etc., etc. And if all of these, but half would be enough, did telemarketing, pardon "remote information"?