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SAMED

The South African Medical Technology Industry Association was founded in 1985 and is the voice of the South African medical technology and in-vitro diagnostics industry.

SAMED is committed to ensuring a sustainable medical technology industry that enhances patient access to innovative solutions. We give our members a collective, objective and credible platform to engage with all stakeholders.

SAMED has grown considerably over the last few years. Our members are companies - local and multinational - who are involved in the manufacture, import, selling, marketing and distribution of medical technologies in South Africa.

Current committees and their key objectives include:

1. SALDA/SAMED Africa Forum

The Africa forum keeps SAMED members abreast of Medical Device and IVD regulatory requirements of different countries on the continent.

2. Code Committee
The Code Committee aims to ensure that SAMED members are aware of and embrace the Medical Device Code of Ethical Business and Marketing Practice. This code underpins SAMED’s vision which is to develop a sustainable medical technology industry by responsibly improving patient access to innovative medical technology.

3. Market Access Committee
The Market Access Committee focuses on affecting positive change in the procurement, reimbursement and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of Medical Technology in both the private and public sectors. The committee also aims to partner with Government and other key stakeholders within the private sector, to address limitations in the supply chain management system and assist with outstanding payments. The committee also assists members with navigating the Supply Chain system within Government sector.

4. Orthopaedic Suppliers Committee
The Orthopaedic Suppliers Committee engages on common key issues and concerns for orthopaedic suppliers within the South African industry. The committee is specifically involved in Elective Orthopaedics, Trauma, Spine and CMF, working closely with the Orthopaedic Association SAOA and other Association relating to Bone & Musculoskeletal surgery. The Committee has ongoing engagement with the South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA), as well as, other key stakeholders with matters and/or issues that relate to and impact Orthopaedics in the Medical Device industry. Stakeholders include private hospital groups, funders and government. Key to this committee is ensuring that all orthopaedic suppliers are kept updated on significant changes within the industry and that appropriate stakeholder engagement is maintained at a high level.

5. Regulatory Committee
The Regulatory Committee aims to advance and support the implementation of an effective harmonised legislative environment for the Medical Technology industry. The committee hosts regular Regulatory forums and events to assist members in understanding and complying with the regulatory requirements for the continued supply of safe and effective technologies.

6. NHI Committee
The National Health Insurance (NHI) Committee is responsible for executing the overall SAMED strategy, closely monitoring NHI developments, informing policy development and engaging with key stakeholders on areas that affect the MedTech sector and healthcare delivery overall. Member communication and engagement through workshops and forums is a key part of this committee’s responsibilities. The committee ensures that SAMED is an active participant in the implementation of the NHI, to ensure that member companies are represented in a constructive and collaborative manner.

7. Transformation Committee
The Transformation Committee aims to assist member companies with their Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) initiatives. SAMED members are encouraged to share lessons learned; what does not work and most importantly who are the consultants that are great to work with. The committee strives to transform South Africa by transforming one company at a time. B-BBEE forms the committee transformation guideline, however, they also discuss wider transformation topics. The committee invites all member companies to send a representative regardless of their level of expertise to work with SAMED on this transformation journey.

8. MISA Committee
The Medical Imaging SA Committee promotes the interests of the South African medical imaging industry. Medical imagining in South Africa operates in a highly regulated environment, where the Radiation Control board, as empowered by the Hazardous Substances Act, governs products and the Inspection body requirements. Regular interaction with their regulator is key to their strategic objectives.

Website:SAMED

SAMED

The South African Medical Technology Industry Association was founded in 1985 and is the voice of the South African medical technology and in-vitro diagnostics industry.

SAMED is committed to ensuring a sustainable medical technology industry that enhances patient access to innovative solutions. We give our members a collective, objective and credible platform to engage with all stakeholders.

SAMED has grown considerably over the last few years. Our members are companies - local and multinational - who are involved in the manufacture, import, selling, marketing and distribution of medical technologies in South Africa.

Current committees and their key objectives include:

1. SALDA/SAMED Africa Forum

The Africa forum keeps SAMED members abreast of Medical Device and IVD regulatory requirements of different countries on the continent.

2. Code Committee
The Code Committee aims to ensure that SAMED members are aware of and embrace the Medical Device Code of Ethical Business and Marketing Practice. This code underpins SAMED’s vision which is to develop a sustainable medical technology industry by responsibly improving patient access to innovative medical technology.

3. Market Access Committee
The Market Access Committee focuses on affecting positive change in the procurement, reimbursement and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of Medical Technology in both the private and public sectors. The committee also aims to partner with Government and other key stakeholders within the private sector, to address limitations in the supply chain management system and assist with outstanding payments. The committee also assists members with navigating the Supply Chain system within Government sector.

4. Orthopaedic Suppliers Committee
The Orthopaedic Suppliers Committee engages on common key issues and concerns for orthopaedic suppliers within the South African industry. The committee is specifically involved in Elective Orthopaedics, Trauma, Spine and CMF, working closely with the Orthopaedic Association SAOA and other Association relating to Bone & Musculoskeletal surgery. The Committee has ongoing engagement with the South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA), as well as, other key stakeholders with matters and/or issues that relate to and impact Orthopaedics in the Medical Device industry. Stakeholders include private hospital groups, funders and government. Key to this committee is ensuring that all orthopaedic suppliers are kept updated on significant changes within the industry and that appropriate stakeholder engagement is maintained at a high level.

5. Regulatory Committee
The Regulatory Committee aims to advance and support the implementation of an effective harmonised legislative environment for the Medical Technology industry. The committee hosts regular Regulatory forums and events to assist members in understanding and complying with the regulatory requirements for the continued supply of safe and effective technologies.

6. NHI Committee
The National Health Insurance (NHI) Committee is responsible for executing the overall SAMED strategy, closely monitoring NHI developments, informing policy development and engaging with key stakeholders on areas that affect the MedTech sector and healthcare delivery overall. Member communication and engagement through workshops and forums is a key part of this committee’s responsibilities. The committee ensures that SAMED is an active participant in the implementation of the NHI, to ensure that member companies are represented in a constructive and collaborative manner.

7. Transformation Committee
The Transformation Committee aims to assist member companies with their Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) initiatives. SAMED members are encouraged to share lessons learned; what does not work and most importantly who are the consultants that are great to work with. The committee strives to transform South Africa by transforming one company at a time. B-BBEE forms the committee transformation guideline, however, they also discuss wider transformation topics. The committee invites all member companies to send a representative regardless of their level of expertise to work with SAMED on this transformation journey.

8. MISA Committee
The Medical Imaging SA Committee promotes the interests of the South African medical imaging industry. Medical imagining in South Africa operates in a highly regulated environment, where the Radiation Control board, as empowered by the Hazardous Substances Act, governs products and the Inspection body requirements. Regular interaction with their regulator is key to their strategic objectives.

Website:SAMED

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