Advancing patient care through MedTech

The South African Medical Technology Industry Association advancing innovation responsibility

Slide SAMED elect leadership Read more Join us in welcoming the new SAMED Board as elected at the 18 May 2023 Annual General Meeting Slide SAMED Executive Officer joins CSIR
Manufacturing Industry Advisory Panel
Read more Tanya Vogt, SAMED Executive Officer has been appointed to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Manufacturing Industry Advisory Panel and is committed to representing SAMED’s members and the broader interests of the medical technology sector in South Africa.
Slide Exploring an independent HTA for SA medtech
Read more Through extensive research and workshopping, SAMED has finalised a position paper entitled: An exploratory position paper towards the Establishment of an Independent Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Agency for South Africa.
Slide Captains of the Industry cocreating an elevated medtech with SAHPRA Watch the video The SAMED Captains of Industry Forum, with leaders from both industry and the regulator, was an important partnership-building step towards regulatory compliance and co-creating an elevated medtech sector. Slide Elevating women in medtech by stepping up women empowerment Watch the video The SAMED Women in Medtech Forum is a platform for both males and females at every level of the company to discuss, learn and action stepping up Women Empowerment in medtech. Slide D-Day is here!
Data with Integrity is Live
Learn more Reviewing data at a table Data with Integrity, a programme driven by the South African Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED), will build an increasingly detailed and reliable picture of the medtech sector in South Africa.
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Code Certification Test
The Medical Device Code of Ethical Marketing and Business Practice has been updated several times and as such the Online Certification Test has also been updated. Everyone who has been previously accredited needs to be recertified against the updated online test.
Take the Online Code Certification Test
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Who we are

The South African Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED), founded in 1985, is a not-for-gain industry association committed to advancing patient care through MedTech. With the objective of being the voice of the South African MedTech and In- Vitro Diagnostics industry, we help our members to contribute towards, and participate in, an ethical and sustainable health sector. SAMED is committed to providing the MedTech industry with a collective, objective and credible platform for engagement with all stakeholders.

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What we do

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SAMED strives to safeguard, promote and represent the common interests of members with all relevant authorities and stakeholders

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SAMED drives compliance to ethical principles and practices in the conduct of member’s businesses and affairs

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SAMED promotes access to medtech for better patient outcomes

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SAMED shapes best practice in standards, policies and regulatory requirements applicable to the medtech industry

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SAMED supports medtech growth for healthcare sustainability

Our strategic purpose is underpinned by the need for sustainable economic and social transformation – to encourage a more diverse and inclusive medtech sector.

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Anonymous whistleblowing hotline

Whistleblowing is recognised as the most effective measure to guard against fraudulent or unethical activity within organisations. The Medical Device Code whistleblowing hotline is an anonymous tip-off mechanism available to any member of the public wishing to report contraventions of the Code. The hotline is independently managed and available 24/7.

Contact the medical device code hotline:

  • Free call: 0800 00 04 68
  • E-mail: accompanied by completed complaint form
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Our strength and mandate come from our membership, and our foremost concern is to listen to our members and to represent their interests in a relevant and meaningful way, taking account of external factors and developments that impact on their business and health services more broadly.