In the medical technology sector, close cooperation with medical personnel is necessary to ensure safe and effective use of medical devices. Such relationships are associated with a risk of exerting an unlawful influence on persons who are involved in decisions and purchasing processes relating to a medical device. To avoid fraud and abuse in this context, Heraeus Medical applies a rigorous code of conduct for cooperating with medical personnel.
The Heraeus Medical code of conduct aims to prevent misconduct or the (explicit or implicit) influencing of customers, doctors, hospitals and other bodies. It is based on the codes of ethics of the medical associations Advamed, Eucomed and BVMed. These associations create a legal, regulatory and economic environment which ensures that patients have global access to the benefits of medical technology.