Roundtable on Medical Technology (RTMT)

Swissmedic aims for regular dialogue on issues related to medical device regulation with medical technology stakeholders. The meetings are intended to enable the parties to exchange information and raise issues in order to be able to respond promptly and appropriately to regulatory and technical signals as necessary.

Swissmedic established the Round Table on Medical Technology (RTMT) to this end in May 2019. Direct exchange with association representatives has since proven its value and will therefore be continued. It promotes mutual understanding of guidelines and concerns and ensures regulatory, process-related and technical changes can be planned and implemented efficiently.

Based on the stakeholder map defined by Swissmedic (national collaboration), the Round Table on Medical Technology comprises representatives from the medical technology industry and healthcare institutions, professionals and Swissmedic representatives.

Representation from stakeholder groups

Importance is attached to balanced representation of the stakeholder groups in the composition of the Round Table. Interested associations/organisations can apply to participate in the RTMT using the application for nomination form.

Only individuals who are familiar with the operational issues of the stakeholder group through their day-to-day work and long-standing experience may be nominated as a representative or deputy representative of an association/organisation. A representative role also requires sound knowledge of therapeutic products legislation and the implementation tasks performed by Swissmedic. The names and affiliations of representatives are published on the Swissmedic website.

Members of the Round Table on Medical Technology

Giuseppe Palladino / Patricia Blank  Schweizerischer Verband der Diagnostikaindustrie, SVDI
Heinz H. Freier /
René Schätti
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für medizinische Kosmetik, SGMK
Daniel Delfosse /
Sandra Rickenbacher
Schweizer Medizintechnikverband, Swiss Medtech, SMT
Thomas Binz /
Antonio Sperduto
Qualitätszirkel der Gesundheitseinrichtungen ("Quality Cyrcle")
Claudia Becherer /
Samantha Chan
Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO)
Stefan Leuthold /
Patrick Dümmler
Health Tech Cluster Switzerland, HTCS
Michael Maier /
Charlotte Maisonneuve 
RAPS Switzerland Chapter (RAPS)
Martin Risch  /
Philipp Walter
Schweizerische Union für Labormedizin (SULM)
Manuela Ocaña /
Pascal Besson
Die Spitäler der Schweiz (H+)
Prisca Zammaretti /
Jean-René Louche 
Swiss Association for Quality (SAQ) 

The Terms of Reference (ToR) form the basis for the collaboration.

The RTMT generally meets two to three times a year.

Summary of the working group meetings (in German)