In the framework of the activities for promoting harmonization in medical device regulations, UBORA representatives took part in the European Parliament Interest Group (EPIG) in Biomedical Engineering (BME) meeting, held in Bruxelles on October 11th 2018.
The EPIG in BME is an initiative of the European Alliance Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science for establishing a fruitful dialogue between EU authorities and Biomedical Engineers for defining European Regulations and forthcoming research frameworks.
Representatives of BME community from EU, Africa, US and Asia, of European Parliament Members (Madame Neena Gill, West Midland and Nicola Caputo, Italy), of European Commission (Mr Bernd Rainer, DG Research) took part to the meeting.
One of the topics of the meeting was how to harmonise international regulation on medical devices and medical setting across these continents, which is a key objective of UBORA.
We had the opportunity to present the activities of UBORA, especially in the framework of collaborations with African countries, represented in the meeting by Hussein Ashenafi, the representative for Africa of the International Federation for Medical And Biological Engineering.