The rapid pace of scientific and technological progress is steadily increasing. Every day we hear of new discoveries and applications in the fields of biomedicine, nanotechnology and information technology, and of new technological developments and applications.
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The Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology launched in 1997 the MedTech Initiative. The general aim of the initiative is to promote co-operation between universities, schools of technology and private industry in the field of medical device technology.
The main objective of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is the promotion of independent basic research covering the whole range of scientific disciplines.
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HTA has a long tradition in Switzerland. The Medical Technology Unit of the Federal Social Insurance Office Switzerland / MTU of SFOPH has been working in this field for twenty years and nowadays is Switzerland's leading institution in HTA for decision making.