• Medicine 1

    When patients are involved, medical research results become meaningful solutions

  • Medicine 2

    We provide patient input to the latest research for chronic diseases

  • Medicine 3

    Improving patient knowledge and involvement in clinical trials

EU Health Commissioner invited us to present our views on HTA
On May 15th we were amongst the 8 patient, consumer and public health associations invited by the EU Commissioner on Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis to present our views on the proposed ...

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Do you know how community care can improve patients' access to care?
This 25th May, we took part in a workshop organized by MedTech and the European Patients Forum (EPF) to explore how community care can ensure equal and broad access to medical technologies for patient ...

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Allergy explained
Hello, If you are reading this article because you or someone close to you live with allergies, do not worry, you are not alone. At EFA, we represent the 150 million of Europeans living with allergi ...

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Clinical trials for asthma, allergy and COPD
Clinical trials are research conducted in humans to prove the effects of one or more investigational medicinal products. All investigational medicinal products should go through clinical trial. All me ...

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Medical devices for allergy and respiratory diseases
Medical devices can increase life expectancy and quality of life. They are also fundamental for chronic disease patients as they help them manage their symptoms, contributing to patient-centred and di ...

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The Burden of Asthma in Europe
World Asthma Day, 14 May 2004 - On World Asthma Day 4 May 2004 GINA Global Initiative for Asthma published their Global Burden of Asthma report. The report is based on standardized data collected in e ...

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What's new - Medical devices

On October 3, the European Parliament plenary adopted in the first reading the file on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on health technology assessment (HTA) ...

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On September 26, the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) organised a Roundtable in the European Parliament to discuss how to coordinate Health Technology Assessment between Member  ...

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Latest research - Medical devices

In November 2016, we met in Manchester with our partners of the Horizon 2020 project myAirCoach to track the status quo in all work-packages, the main results achieved in 2016 and to plan the third an ...

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EFA organised the final event of AirPROM, an EU funded project that during five years has pulled out the best knowledge of lung research in Europe to come up with a virtual model of the human lungs. E ...

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Key Facts

500,000 medical technologies
are available to healthcare professionals

22,500
medical technology companies in Europe

8%
of sales is spent on research and development