About AdvaMed

AdvaMed’s Mission

AdvaMed advocates globally for the highest ethical standards and patient access to safe, effective and innovative medical technologies that save and improve lives.

Who We Are

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), is a trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology in order to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around the world. AdvaMed’s membership has reached over 400 members and more than 80 employees with a global presence in countries including Europe, India, China, Brazil, and Japan. AdvaMed’s member companies range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. The Association acts as the common voice for companies producing medical devices, diagnostic products and digital health technologies.

AdvaMed’s Efforts

AdvaMed promotes competitive policies that foster the highest ethical standards, rapid product approvals, appropriate reimbursement, and access to international markets. While the policies advocated by AdvaMed are tailored to the specific issues facing the device and diagnostics industry, the need for strategic government policies is applicable to all the high technology, high value sectors in which America must compete effectively if it is to assure robust economic growth and a high standard of living for the American people. 

That’s why AdvaMed has created a policy framework that, when enacted, will help preserve our leadership and foster future growth and innovation. Without strategic government policies to support the medical technology industry’s efforts to compete in world markets, American economic leadership will be lost. For a more detailed scope of AdvaMed’s efforts, read AdvaMed’s 2018 Annual Report.

For reference, AdvaMed’s 2017 and 2016 annual reports are also available.

A Washington Leader

AdvaMed was named one of the most effective trade associations in Washington, D.C., according to the latest annual TradeMarks study released by APCO Worldwide, a leading international advocacy and communications consulting firm. Based on a survey of 321 policy leaders in Washington, AdvaMed ranked first in 3 of 15 performance categories: “multilateral impact,” “bipartisanship,” and “information resource.”

The MedTech Conference

AdvaMed powers The MedTech Conference, the leading gathering in North America of global MedTech executives. The MedTech Conference gathers more than 3,000 attendees from 30 different countries to network, conduct business, gain access to capital and share insight into emerging trends and best practices in medtech.

The MedTech Conference also gives medtech industry leaders the opportunity to interact with policymakers, members of the media, investors, legal experts, consultants, distributors, and other important stakeholders to help grow and transform their businesses. Visit TheMedTechConference.com to learn more.  AdvaMed also hosts more than 20 policy focused conferences and workshops throughout the year. View the full event calendar here.