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Welcome to the Medtech Canada Newsroom. You will find current and archived news releases.For media inquiries, contact Gerry Frenette at or (416) 620-1915 ext. 227


Sept. 27, 2019 Quebec Government Guidelines on Health Contracts: Towards Value-Based Procurement /

Balises du gouvernement sur les contrats en santé : vers des approvisionnements fondés sur la valeur

 July 29, 2019 Medtech Canada Statement on the creation of the CAN Health Network
May 22, 2019 MEDEC Rebrands to Medtech Canada
 March 21, 2019

Québec Budget 2019 : vers un mastodonte de l’approvisionnement



 December 20, 2018 MEDEC Statement on Health Canada's Medical Devices Action Plan
 November 27, 2018 MEDEC Statement on Patient Safety and Medical Device Regulation in Canada
 October 4, 2018

MEDEC welcomes announcement of Ontario’s Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine

September 27, 2018



MEDEC strongly supports recommendations from Canada’s Health and Biosciences Economic Strategy Table



November 6, 2017

MEDEC congratulates Ontario’s Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist on two years of accomplishments that are improving the adoption of innovation

 September 29, 2017

Statement on the appointment of Karimah Es Sabar as Chair of the Government of Canada’s health/bio-sciences Economic Strategy Table

May 18, 2017

MEDEC statement on the release of Ontario’s Healthcare Sector Supply Chain Strategy Expert Panel report

 May 5, 2017  


 October 25, 2016  

Le secteur des technologies médicales salue la nouvelle Stratégie québécoise de l'exportation

 June 1, 2016

Neil Fraser of Medtronic Canada Appointed as Chair of the MEDEC Board of Directors

Neil Fraser de Medtronic du Canada est nommé président du conseil d’administration de MEDEC


 September 10, 2015

MEDEC applauds appointment of Ontario's first-ever Chief Health Innovation Strategist

June 25, 2015

MEDEC and BioNova Launch Strategic Partnership
Organizations sign Memorandum of Understanding to increase opportunities for medical technology companies and foster the growth of the industry

April 23, 2015
MEDEC strongly supports Ontario budget initiatives to increase innovation in healthcare
Province implementing all Ontario Health Innovation Council recommendations including $20Million Health Technology Innovation Evaluation Fund

February 5, 2015

MEDEC Applauds the Government of Canada’s Commitment to Regulate Commercially Reprocessed Single-Use Medical Devices
Health Canada to require all commercially reprocessed single-use medical devices to comply with Canada’s Medical Devices Regulations by September 1st 2016


December 19, 2014
Ontario Health Innovation Council’s report offers transformative solutions to improve Ontario’s healthcare system
MEDEC highly supportive of the Council’s recommendations to government

November 17, 2014

APEC Leaders’ Endorsement of the Nanjing Declaration Welcomed by Rx&D and MEDEC

August 26, 2014
Government of Canada announces new investments in commercialization centres
Federal Government commitment of $68.1 million will help bring innovative health technologies to market faster

July 28, 2014

MEDEC Approves Guidances on Ethical Relationships with Third-Party Distributors

April 1, 2014

MEDEC appoints Paul Bradley as Chair of the MEDEC Board of Directors

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