Health Agencies: Cooperation between Switzerland and Austria

Health Agencies: Cooperation between Switzerland and Austria

In a press release from March 15th, 2017 the Austrian Federal Office for Safety in Health Care informed that the cooperation between Swissmedic and AGES will be intensified. Swissmedic director Jürg H. Schnetzer and Christa Wirthumer-Hoche, director of AGES MEA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Vienna, which builds the formal basis for an intensive cooperation and bilateral initiatives.

Swissmedic has negotiated agreements of collaboration with all German-speaking health authorities. Based on this information the mentioned agreement with AGES is of great strategic importance.

Combination of ressources and capacities in the frames of an intensified global collaboration becomes an important factor within the framework of a steadily changing regulatory environment and the growing complexity of development and production of medicinal products. Therefore Swissmedic endeavours an intensified collaboration with foreign partner authorities. A main focus is brought to health agencies of EU countries and countries which are of strategic importance to Switzerland.

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