This came during the GHWP 26th meeting, which was kicked of today by His Excellency the CEO of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), Dr. Hisham bin Saad Aljadhey, and headed by the GHWP Chair, and the Executive Vice President of the Medical Devices and Supplies Sector at SFDA, Eng. Ali bin Mohsen Al-Dalaan. The meeting also witnessed the participation of heads of the regulatory bodies in the member states, and several manufacturers in the field of medical devices and supplies locally and internationally. The meeting is held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Digital City in Riyadh.
Eng. Al-Dalaan stated that this meeting comes in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to support, localize and attract development industries and modern technologies, including the medical technology industry. He added that this meeting is an opportunity to invite international companies to invest in the Kingdom’s market, especially since the Kingdom has a system of medical devices and supplies that is consistent with international systems, in addition to the special legislative track to support innovation in medical devices and clinical studies.
This meeting is the first of its kind for the GHWP in attendance after transforming the GHWP from an Asian into a global organization led by the Kingdom. The members of the organization constitute approximately 57% of the total population of the world, and the member states of the organization have the largest market in research, innovation and technological progress in the field of medical devices and supplies.