September 18, Medica, a contract company specializing in the medical equipment localization (a part of the TechnoSpark group of companies that operates within the investment network of The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs) held a webinar for the European manufacturers on changes in medical equipment registration procedures.
Apart from the accelerated registration options concerning the medical products sale in Russia, caused by the pandemic, Medica presented to the members of SNITEM (French medical device industry association) the localization in Russia from the perspective of profit.
For Russia, the most crucial for medical equipment is to be produced exactly in Russia, this was demonstrated by the equipment supply situation in the course of the pandemic. According to the national program, by 2024, 34% of all medical equipment should be manufactured locally.
In addition, equipment localization in Russia opens the manufacturer access to government contracts, state support and local investment.
For medical equipment manufacturers planning to enter the Russian market, 2020 is the best time to launch their production localization and certification. From 2021, with the registration requirements entering into force in the Eurasian Economic Union, the entrance to the developing Russian market of medical equipment will be more complicated for foreign companies. For manufacturers, this will significantly increase the registration expenditures and time,
Ekaterina Khodunova, Medica CEO
Medica specializes in the full range of medical equipment localization and certification in Russia. In 2020, Medica has received 3 registration certificates within a framework of a long-term project on the localization of equipment under Visionix trademark in Russia.
SNITEM is a professional body that represents the majority of medical equipment, information and communication technologies in public healthcare sphere of France. It incorporates more than 460 companies with a lot of small and medium-sized enterprises among them and appears as a privileged interlocutor and assistant in ministerial offices, administration and parliament.
Source: Media Office of TechnoSpark