of the industry
2010 Reference Guide
Guide to current legislative, regulatory, quality system requirements in Canada, Europe and the U.S.
- Medical, surgical and dental equipment
- Furniture, supplies and consumables
- Orthopaedic appliances
- Prosthetics and assistive devices
- Electromedical equipment
- Diagnostic kits, reagents and equipment
Assistive technologies are an area of health delivery that provide Canadians with improved quality of life. Information and resources on assistive technologies may be found at Assistive Technologies Links (AT-Links).
In Canada, the medical devices sector is dominated by Canadian-owned facilities by number, and foreign-owned facilities by market share. The United States is the primary market for Canadian medical devices exports. Our Medical Devices Industry Profile gives more detail of the industry in general and the Medical Devices Trade Statistics Summary provides trade information between Canada and its major trading partners in medical devices.
In selling medical devices into the Canadian, American or European markets, devices manufacturers are required to meet these jurisdictions' quality system requirements. The Quality System Requirements for Medical Devices: 2010 Reference Guide describes these jurisdictions' requirements and may be ordered on-line.
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