Description of member categories
Manufacturer means a natural or legal person who manufactures or fully refurbishes a device or has a device designed, manufactured or fully refurbished, and markets that device under its name or trademark.
A dealer is a company that sells and distributes third-party medtech products in Switzerland.
Suppliers & Subcontractors
Suppliers are companies that do not market their own medical products. They provide customers with an "extended workbench" on a contract basis - producing or refining parts, components, or finished medical devices - without placing them on the market under their own label.
Subcontractors provide product-specific services for their customers such as engineering, testing, or software development. Like suppliers, they can be inspected by competent authorities in accordance with MDR as part of market surveillance activities.
A vendor provides the medtech manufacturing industry with capital goods, production aids, or raw materials.
A service provider offers specialised services for their medtech industry customers on a contract basis. These companies assist their clients with expertise in strategic corporate development and management.
Actors in the extended network conduct R&D in the field of medical technology, consume products and services, or promote the industry as a whole.