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Life science companies interested in exporting medical devices to Europe can find out more about the ins and outs of the processes involved by taking part in a couple of workshops being offered by the Ontario government. The two workshops, Medical Device Reimbursement and CE Marketing will be held on September 7th and September 14th, respectively at the Ontario Trade and Investment Centre (OITC) on 250 Yonge Street in Toronto. The workshops are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks. There is a fee of $40, plus HST. During the medical device reimbursement workshop, attendees will learn about the reimbursement requirements in Germany, the United Kingdom, and France. Michael Weiber, chief operating officer of avionics and simulation modules manufacturer, AiM GmbH, will provide an overview of the complex reimbursement schemes in Europes largest markets. The CE marketing workshop will tackle issues associated with the revision of the Medical Devices Directives for the EU. Familiarity with the directives becomes important with the implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU which will soon open up further opportunities for Canadian companies. Manuel Ahlers, lead senior auditor of certification company, Turv Nord, will provide an overview of the new requirements of the EU regulatory system, and an implementation strategy for dealing with QM-related requirements. These workshops are ideal for small and medium sized enterprises that export or intend to export medical devices to European Union countries. For more information, contact Patrick Barry, Ministry of International Trade area director for Europe, via phone at 416-326-1075 or [email protected]