Nothing new on German medtech companies' wish list
This article was originally published in Clinica
As the new year takes off with reservations expressed about the strength of a European economic recovery, German medical technology companies have once again set out their stalls for the political establishment to view and digest. There is no room for heart-warming libations as dispensed by the picturesque Christmas markets in Munich, Stuttgart or Dresden, but a series of hard-hitting demands aimed at pressurising the government in Berlin into fulfilling its obligations as laid down in the coalition agreement of 2009. In this document, the Christian Democratic and Socialist Union Parties (CDU/CSU), together with the Liberals (FDP) aspired to improving the “potential and readiness” of the German medtech industry to innovate.